October 2004 - Present
Good Samaritan Clinic
Primary care provider in a fast-paced, rural, community health center. Involved in all aspects of patient care acrossthe lifespan, including; detailed history, physical examinations, development and implementation of treatment plans,prescription of medications, ordering and interpretation of laboratory tests and diagnostic studies, as well as in-officesurgical procedures. For four years I served as the sole clinical provider on weekends and holidays, have participatedin a community based program to teach sexual education in local area middle schools, and have joined in an effort toprovide free physical examinations to the uninsured.
Diagnose and treat common urgent care problems including URI's, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis,pharyngitis, mononucleosis, asthma exacerbations, UTI's, otitis media and externa, conjunctivitis, cornealabrasion, migraines, gastroenteritis, fractures/dislocations, allergic reactions.
Experience in the management of chronic medical illness such as, but not limited to: diabetes mellitus,chronic bronchitis, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, heart failure, obesity, chronic pain syndromes,thyroid disease, cirrhosis, and chemical dependency.
Procedures: I and D's, closure of wounds via sutures, staples and Dermabond; wound and skin care,injections, aseptic and isolation techniques, venipuncture, initiation of intravenous infusions, placement of NG tubes, collection of cultures, arterial blood draws, CPR, placement of catheters, eye examination usingfluoroscein and Woods light.
Extensive practice in the area of pediatrics and adolescent medicine including well child/adolescent exams,screening sports physicals, infant care and nutrition, disorders of the bladder and bowel, the effectivemanagement of ADHD, eating disorders, and childhood behavioral problems.
Women's health including Papanicolaou cytology smears, wet mount and koh prep, evaluation andmanagement of abnormal uterine bleeding, menopause, osteoporosis, contraceptive initiation andsurveillance as well as basic obstetric care.
The ability to focus on mental health as it effects physiological well being.
The skill to work in a diverse and multicultural environment, with people of all socioeconomicbackgrounds.
Strengths: Commitment to lifelong learning, diligence, integrity, attention to detail, and working well withpatients and staff.