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!
What other jobs have you had in your lifetime?
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?
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?
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?
Which superpower would you want to have?
Who is your favorite musician/band?
Anything from 1940s-1970s
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child in your family?
What is your zodiac sign?
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can organize things well?
What is your top pet peeve?
How many states or countries have you lived in?
Can you play any instruments?
I’m learning how to play the piano.
What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
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?
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!
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