Growing up Dr. Edward Beatty was a daring little boy, which always seemed to translate into injury during play. Whether it was the time he broke a bone or gashed his leg wide open, his father would tell him time and again to rub some dirt on it and get back out there — no matter how severe the injury.
Though he admits it still rings true for some minor injuries, he’s honed his father’s advice for any urgent situation as Akron Children’s new emergency medicine physician. As an expert on acute-care scenarios, whether it’s a poisoning or overdose, severe asthma or allergy attack, or a head injury, he quickly mobilizes his staff to ensure he’s stabilizing and saving the lives of brave little boys and girls everywhere.
What celebrity do you look the most like or what sitcom character do you act the most like?
I act most like Ron Swanson from Parks & Rec. I would look more like him, but my wife refuses to let me grow the mustache.
If you were a fruit or vegetable what would you be and why?
I would be meat. Next question.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
I am almost always woken up by my toddler, so the first thing I do when I wake up each morning is roll over and try to go back to sleep, while a 2 year old sits on my head.
Who makes up your family, including pets and their names?
My wife, Whitney, our son, Tommy, and our daughter, Josephine (who we call Joey, and who Tommy calls Go-ey)
Dr. Edward Beatty and his son welcome Josephine to their family. What song do you know all the words by heart?
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
What piece of advice did someone give you when you were young that still resonates with you today?
My dad always told me to rub some dirt on it. It was the first medical direction I ever received, and it was given in response to every early injury, regardless of severity.
Dr. Beatty at a lecture with fellow residents. Do you dunk your Oreos in milk, lick off the icing, eat them as they are or avoid them altogether?
This is really important to me as I’m teaching my son this right now. The proper way to eat an Oreo is: Twist off top, lick the icing once, reassemble and dunk in milk.
Where did you grow up?
What’s your favorite movie/ book /TV show/sports team?
I am a diehard Cleveland Browns fan because I like to torture myself.
What was your first paying job?
I was a dishwasher at an Italian Deli run by an old Polish man, Minillo’s on 615 in Mentor.
Do you have a special hobby/interest or a way you like to give back/volunteer?
I brew my own beer and am currently growing hot peppers to attempt to make my own hot sauce.