My Healthy Self: Alexander T. Caughran, MD

My Healthy Self: Alexander T. Caughran, MD

We’re all on a daily journey for a healthier lifestyle. Whether that means eating healthier, working out or relaxing, taking care of yourself should be a priority. No one knows that better than physicians and health care providers.

Find out what members of our Marshall Health community do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle while learning a few fun facts along the way.

Alex T. Caughran, MD, shares some of his healthy habits and a little bit more about himself.

What is your go-to healthy breakfast?
Protein shake

What is your favorite type of exercise?
Cardio (treadmill or stationary bike)

What keeps you motivated during a workout?
Getting healthy for my family

What is the #1 health tip you live by?
It takes weeks to make/break a habit – so don’t be discouraged when results aren’t immediate.

What activities do you do when you can’t fit a full workout in your schedule?
Take the dogs on a nice, long walk around the neighborhood

What is your favorite healthy snack?
Hummus

What hobbies help you relax?
Cooking with or watching a TV show with my wife

What is your best achievement?
Marrying the love of my life

Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg (they were walking together)

What is the most challenging part of being a doctor?
Making sure that work life doesn’t affect home life.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Find a job you enjoy, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.

What advice can you give for people who aspire to be where you are?
Get involved early and often, but make sure to be well rounded.

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Alexander T. Caughran, MD

Dr. Caughran is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon at Marshall Health and assistant professor in the department of orthopaedics at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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