Physician Profile: Robert Younger, III, M.D.

Our Physician Profile series features different members of the One to One Personal Physician Network, and each interview will help you get to know the doctors, nurses and other health and wellness professionals who make up the One to One Personal Physician Network. In our last profile, we featured pediatrician Cindy Harris.

This month, meet Dr. Robert Younger. 

Q: What is your area of specialty?
A: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Q: What medical group or practice do you work at?
A: The Allergy & Asthma Group

Q: Why did you become a doctor/ why did you choose your area of specialty? A: Becoming a physician is an ambition I have held since early childhood.  At UTK, I majored in microbiology and immunology. After a pediatric residency, I fulfilled my ambition by entering and completing a fellowship in allergy, asthma & immunology, then opened our practice in Chattanooga.

Q: What’s the one thing you wish all your patients knew?
A: I am honored to serve each individual and family that comes to us for help.

Q: What’s your favorite form of exercise?
A: Backpacking

Q: What is your top recommendation for nutrition/ or healthy lifestyle changes?
A: Take a brisk 20-minute walk at least four times weekly.

Q: What are you reading now?
A: James Rollins, Sigma Force Series.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about Chattanooga?
A: Outdoor activities

Q: How would you describe your personality in three words?
A: Clint, Gandhi, and Curly

Q: What is one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
A: I captain sailboat charters internationally and ride transcontinentally on a Road King Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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