I started my first job out of school in internal medicine in New York City. One day, the attending physician for blood and marrow transplants mentioned to me that they were looking for a physician assistant and asked if I knew anyone. I realized maybe that person could be me. I really like it because there is so much that changes in the field, both from a clinical perspective and in patient care.
I take the time to listen to their concerns and to understand who they are and what they need in that moment. I feel like spending this time shows people I really care about their well-being. This personal focus is important when people are going through something so major. We all get scared and want to be reassured that what we’re feeling is normal.
Blood and Marrow Transplantation
I am a physician assistant-certified who sees patients at UW Medical Center – Montlake.
On a personal note, I have done a lot of leukemia and lymphoma nonprofit fundraising, including regular challenges that cause me to buzz my hair off each year around my birthday. I’ve even recruited other staff members and providers who help raise money through an annual “buzz-a-thon.” It’s a fun way to give back.
University of Detroit Mercy
MEd, Wayne State University
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