Dr. Suchy, now retired, was a private practice physician in Fresno specializing in Pulmonary Disease from 1978 to 2001. He is originally from Minnesota, where he graduated from the University of Minnesota with B.S. and B.A. degrees. He subsequently attended the University of Minnesota Medical School where he earned his medical degree. He did his internship, residency, and fellowship at University Medical Center in Fresno, California. After completing training as a physician, and before entering private practice, he was a Flight Surgeon for the U.S. Coast Guard. He is a former director of Regency Bank, a locally headquartered bank in Fresno.