Randall J. Burt, MD

Dr. Burt is a dad of a nine-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son and an obstetrician and gynecologist in private practice in Plano, Texas.

What was the biggest challenge you faced while your wife was pregnant and/or as a dad, and how did you overcome it? My biggest  challenge while my wife was pregnant was patience, as I work with other pregnant women and their unique set of problems daily. As a dad, my biggest problem is time management, juggling work with family.

What’s the most surprising lesson that being a dad has taught you? That would have to be learning to meet my kids where they are in life, not expecting them to meet me where I am. Take up their interests, and then they will follow yours.

What’s the one thing about being a new dad that shouldn’t be missed? Diaper changes … no, really!

What’s the most overrated thing about fatherhood? Driving, and paying.

What’s the most underrated thing about fatherhood? Hugs.

Why are fathers important? Leadership, leadership, leadership.

Career, marriage, kids … how does a guy stay sane? I put God first, then my marriage second. I love my kids best by first loving their mother.

Dr. Burt’s Q&A

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