Although his father was an OB/GYN physician, Dr. Ben Faustich was unsure he would follow suit until a trip to Japan to teach conversational English brought him back to the medical field.
“In Japan, one of the students I taught was a cardiothoracic surgeon, and shadowing him showed me how I could combine biology and anthropology,” he said. “In medical school, I had two great mentors who were gynecology specialists and experts in their field, and they encouraged me to go into OB/GYN.”
Dr. Faustich cares for any women’s health needs from low- to high-risk pregnancies, as well as, gynecological issues like abnormal bleeding, pain, birth control options and menopause. He is passionate about working with his patients to find out what works best for them.
“Everyone is going to have a different path to wellness,” he said. “I help patients stay on their path, and work to give them the best medically appropriate care.”
Now that Dr. Faustich is a father, he gained a new perspective on his profession.
“It’s always going to be hard for a man to understand what a woman is going through,” he said. “I delivered my own baby and that was an amazing experience, but actually living with a newborn and postpartum mom and seeing their struggles – it is perspective altering. It’s vitally important to be understanding and give mothers the support that they need.”
Dr. Faustich received his medical degree in 2010 from the University of Rochester-School of Medicine & Dentistry in Rochester, New York. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 2014 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Outside of work, Dr. Faustich enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. The family enjoys outdoor activities like bicycling, snowshoeing, kayaking, sailing and boating. The couple is happy to be in the Wausau area, where they are located centrally to their families in the eastern and western part of the state.