Our Proust Questionnaire

Sandhills PediatricsNorth Carolina

SOAPM chair Dr. Christoph Diasio of North Carolina shares his passion for pediatric medicine.

  • Sandhills Pediatrics
  • North Carolina
  • 19 clinicians
  • Practicing medicine since 1998

A Proust Questionnaire is a survey aimed at understanding one’s personality.

To help share your stories, The Independent Pediatrician created our own version of the Proust Questionnaire.  We hope you enjoy this small window into other pediatricians’ personal and professional challenges and aspirations.

Why did you become a pediatrician?

The opportunity to have long-term relationships with families and to help children reach their best possible development.

Your favorite virtue?


Your favorite qualities in a pediatrician?

Wisdom, honesty, integrity, humor, patience.

Your favorite qualities in a patient?


What do you appreciate the most in your friends?


What are your favorite hobby/ies?

Travel, cooking.

Your idea of happiness is…

Celebrations with families and friends.

With which historical figure would you enjoy sharing a meal?

Abraham Lincoln.

Which living person do you most admire?

Stephen Hawking.

If you could live anywhere, where 
would it be?


The natural talent you’d like to be gifted with is:

Musical ability.

What is your ideal state of mind?


If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

To need less sleep.

If you could change one thing about practicing pediatrics, what would it be?

Reduce interference from government and payers in the practice of pediatrics, less hassles getting paid and payment commensurate with our value to society since we take care of the future of the country.

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

Growing the practice from 8 to 19 clinicians in 13 years and integrating mental health.

Do you prefer to do sick visits or well visits?


What is the most important work you do as a pediatrician?

Prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases.

What do you believe is the most important business aspect for an independent pediatric office?

Using data to manage care.

What do you like most about being an independent pediatric practice?

Control over our practice!

How do you address urgent/after hours care?

Open 7 days a week in Southern Pines with extended night hours and Early Bird walk-in clinic.

What’s your policy on vaccination?

We discuss vaccine hesitancy, but vaccination is required. IF we are given a fair hearing, the case to vaccinate is compelling!

How do you manage the most challenging parents/families/caregivers?

Hopefully with patience and empathy!

How do you connect with your patients/families when they’re not in your office?

Email, Facebook.

What is the biggest change in pediatrics you have seen in your career?

Prevnar vaccine and reduction in pneumococcal illness.

What does your practice do best?