Rich Marlar, MD
Dr. Victor Marlar, M.D., is a board-certified Endocrinologist who specializes in Diabetes & Metabolism, as well as Internal Medicine. He is an Author and Medical Advisor for Aeroflow Urology.
He received his degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2005 and has been practicing medicine for over 17 years. He held a fellowship in Endocrinology and a residency in Internal Medicine from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
His subspecialties include Adrenal Disease, Parathyroids, Pituitary Disorders, Neuroendocrinology, and Thyroids. Dr. Marlar is also associated with Mission Hospital and Mission Children’s Hospital.
Getting to Know Rich Marlar
What is a typical day like for you?
Aside from going to the office and seeing patients, nothing is really typical. I may have an easy day where everyone seems to be doing great. Then I may have a day where everyone seems to be struggling. Fortunately, on most days it's a mix of both. It’s always satisfying to see the patients who are doing well but also have the challenge of helping those who aren’t.
I try my best to get out of the office by 5 pm and get home to my zoo (2 dogs, 2 parrots, 1 cat, 2 teenagers). Evening routines range from grilling on the patio, tinkering with vintage audio equipment, playing guitar, or just relaxing and spinning records (I’m an obsessive vinyl record collector).
What made you want to go into the field of medicine?
I had severe ear problems starting from the time I was still in diapers. I had to undergo multiple surgeries and see my ear specialist several times a year. He even gave me a t-shirt with the anatomy of the ear on it (which believe it or not I still have). When most kids hated going to see the doctor, I looked forward to it.
Realizing how much he helped me and saved my hearing, I decided I wanted to help people in the same way. I knew I wanted to be a doctor at a very young age and just never really considered any other options.
What is your favorite part about your job?
Getting patients to a healthier place. Sometimes I see a patient who has lost all hope and is ready to give up. Being able to change their attitude and outlook by the end of our first visit is always rewarding.
But even better, is seeing them back for follow-up with a smile on their face and in a much better state. That is what keeps me going.