Meet Dr. Gemma Bornick, emergency medicine physician
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
“In the world of emergency medicine, we have great days, we have good days, we have bad days. But I try to make sure that on any given day I do at least one of three things: save a life, alleviate suffering, or teach someone something. If I do any of those on a shift, I have not wasted my time here.”
Bornick grew up wanting to be a doctor; she knew as soon as she started watching “ER”, the TV medical drama series of the ‘90s and ‘00s, as a 5-year-old.
“But when I was in med school, I got a little off track,” she says. “I was about to become an orthopedic doctor, but I knew in the back of my head I just had to do an emergency room rotation before I made a final decision.”
That shift in the ER changed her mind, bringing her to where she is now. “I enjoy not knowing what my daily routine looks like. I have absolutely no idea the types of people I’m going to be taking care of and the types of problems I’ll have to address,” she says.
But that routine is exceptionally rewarding. “Because of what you do, people get better. Or they get started on the path to getting better,” Bornick says.
Her life outside of the hospital keeps her just as busy. “I have two small girls and they take up a lot of my time.” She also loves music and recently sang during the annual Doctors in Recital concert at the Weidner Center for Performing Arts in Green Bay.
The next big thing for Bornick? “We’re going to Hawaii; it’s a place very near and dear to our hearts and this is the first year we’re taking our kids.”
Dr. Gemma Bornick is an emergency medicine physician with BayCare Clinic. She sees patients in Green Bay, Oshkosh, and Two Rivers.
About BayCare Clinic
BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With its 100-plus physicians, BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, serving clinical locations in 13 regional communities. Based in Green Bay, Wis., BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center.