Get to know our MAs: Casey Tresler

Medical assistant at Astoria Primary Care 

At CMH, we employ more than 50 medical assistants across 14 clinics. Their duties are integral to the excellent care we provide to our patients. Get to know an MA from our Astoria Primary Care Clinic!

Casey Tresler, MAHow long have you worked at CMH?
5 years

What other jobs have you had in your lifetime?
Starbucks barista

What does person-centered care mean to you? 
Treating the patient like a person, not a number

What brought you to the community and/or why do you enjoy living here?
I came to Astoria struggling to stand on my own two feet. Now this is my home because of the enormous and wonderful work family that I have become a part of at CMH. My job is truly why I stay in Astoria.

Are you married or do you have a partner?
Single

Do you have any children? How many?
Nala, she’s a sweet five-year-old tabby, who loves to bring me “treats.”

What are your favorite foods?
Steak, cheesecake, brie, oranges, tacos

Where have you traveled?
Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington and hopefully Mexico soon

Where were you born?
California

If you could be a dinosaur, which one would you be?
Pterosaurs, because they flew and swam.

What are your hobbies?
Cooking/grilling, beer/wine tasting, reading, hiking, bike riding, music

What is your favorite book/movie of all time? 
Walking Tall

Which superpower would you want to have?
Reading minds

Who is your favorite musician/band?
Anything from 1940s-1970s

Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child in your family?
Middle

What is your zodiac sign?
Libra

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can organize things well?

What is your top pet peeve?
Annoying sounds

How many states or countries have you lived in?
Two states

Can you play any instruments?
I’m learning how to play the piano.

What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
Bugs Bunny

What is your greatest accomplishment?
Recently becoming Dr. Baxter’s medical assistant.

What is your favorite ice cream?
Chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches

What did you want to be when you grew up?
An actress

What is your favorite thing about working in primary care?
I really enjoy working in primary care because I love to be challenged and meet my goals. It allows me to have a Planetree moment on a daily basis. Plus you can’t beat my crew!