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True Life – I’m an Urgent Care Physician Assistant and this is what I do

True Life – I’m an Urgent Care Physician Assistant and this is what I do

By Bryan Wright 20 Comments November 18, 2019


What’s up you guys! Welcome back to my channel So this is another installment of The True Life series and if you haven’t seen any of my other true life series please go ahead and hit up my channel right now those search bar and type in true life and all those will come up but This particular installment is true life I am an urgent care PA, which is pretty interesting to me because I used to work at an urgent care before PA school And I used to see all the PAs kind of doing this thing, you know Saving lives and just taking care of patients So it’s cool to actually be able to now talk to one and get you all this Information on what it’s like to be an urgent care PA. So you are going to be introduced to Mary She’s the Urgent Care PA that is going to be talking about her experience in this particular true life series So without further ado I give you Mary. Hi everyone. My name is Mary. I am an urgent care PA and this is my true life My name is Mary. Sometimes I tell people Mary like Merry Christmas, so you’ll never forget my name I am a PA originally from PA, Pennsylvania, which is kind of ironic and funny [I] moved to Denver last year and I am loving it. I love being a PA and in my spare time. I like to figure skate hike climb Enjoy the outdoors and travel in my spare time I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field didn’t know exactly what when I was around six to seven years old my dad had an MRI and hewas in this big round tube. I was really young didn’t know what was going on and all I remember was the MRI tech being super cool calming me down Telling me about the procedure, showing me all the neat images and since then I was hooked I love the science behind it all so in high school. I got most of my hours. I wanted to live on my decision I volunteered in the hospital, did a lot of shadowing of PA’s and other other medical professionals I knew PA was the right step for me. At the same time in college I was getting my pre-reqs, you know, suffering through anatomy and biology and all those courses I was also professionally figure-skating during my summers off Hi, my name is Mary Nguyen. Show skating is my passion and dream. I spent my last days of Summer skating with [unclear] ice productions and now I want to skate for you College to save up for school. Now, it was one of the toughest decisions I ever had to make. Part of me wanted to be a PA and pursue my medical field dream. The other part of me wanted to continue figure skating professionally coaching Choreographing and going along that route. In the end, I decided to go into PA school. I got accepted Really thought about it decided to pursue that dream and I’m super happy with my decision because currently I get to be a PA But also on the side still figure skate and teach and be involved in that which is really neat. I Have been an urgent care PA for three years. So time definitely flies by when you graduate from school They always say the first few years are the hardest You learn so much for sure. My first day on the job was pretty scary urgent care You see a little bit of everything. You don’t know what to expect my first job out of school previously was an inpatient surgery it was Definitely a big switch for me But I’m a big believer and doing things that scare you makes you grow and be a better person overall Scope of practice is pretty neat and unpredictable again You see whatever comes in through the door and you try your best to treat it. We have an interesting setup My urgent care is in the same building as a lot of specialists and primary care So I do see a lot of primary care stuff. I see it a lot of more acute urgent things like Cough, colds, falls, sprains, lacerations and we do see a fair share of emergent situations [like] chest pain, strokes Abdominal traumas, following off bikes, head injuries. So definitely a huge scope definitely as In any field as a PA. We are working under a physician supervisor So do of course what you’re comfortable with but the nice thing about being a PA is that you do have a supervisor you do have a mentor you Can call at any time and colleagues I can reach out to at any time to ask for definite opinions and to for further advice and such Great question so after I clock in, I log into my computer I go through my in that skit up first was consist of Labs and results I came back and missed phone calls from patients So I tried to attack those. My MA and I, we like to do that Of course, you never know what the urgent care. Sometimes I walk in. There’s already five people waiting Sometimes we don’t have anyone for a few minutes. So I try to do that in between seeing patients We see patients of all ages from zero down to the elderly So huge range really fun and keeps you guessing also in between patients I try to call back anyone emergent I Sent to the ER recently or anything when I’m worried about just want to follow up on them I think it’s really nice. Even though we’re urging care to have a relationship with your patients. See how they’re feeling you know, it really shows them your care and also, you know, I really think of treating my patients as Family members even though I may see them once but to be honest I almost always see my patients back whether they come back for another visit They come back with a friend or a family member you usually do Develop a relationship with these patients, which is pretty neat. I Am so so thankful to never be on-call that’s one awesome thing about being pas You can choose what specialty you want to work in and one major thing for me is that I don’t want to be on call So it’s definitely a huge perk I generally work 36 hours a week my shifts range from 8 to 12 hour shifts And I do have the flexibility of picking up extra shifts if I want some extra moolah This is a funny story tell one of my most embarrassing Situations in my PA career was actually when I was a student. I was working in surgery We were doing some kind of laparoscopic surgery and I saw this big Booming thing that kept beating so I asked my surgeon. Hey, what is this and the whole room started laughing? I was so mortifying because he goes Mary. That’s the heart So I don’t know surgery rotation was rough all those long hours I think I just wasn’t thinking but oh my gosh, that’s my most embarrassing story It is so rewarding to do what you love everyday and it’s so rewarding to know that you’re making a difference in people’s lives I love hearing back from my patients and knowing that I was able to help them and make a difference It’s also a job that keeps you humble and on your toes Some days you’re gonna feel like you’re on top of the world and that you did something super amazing and other days You’re gonna be like, oh gosh. I have so much to learn This is like too much for me medicine is always changing. It always keeps you on your toes So I’m very grateful to have a job where I can keep improving and also be humble So to be honest my patients truly inspired me a lot is crazy to see so my patients they have cancer They lost a loved one. They’re homeless. They just have so much going on. But yet they have this biggest smile on their face It’s just so inspiration to know that if they can do it, and anyone else can do it, too So my message to you all whether you are a PA hopeful a PA student or practicing, PA This is an awesome job and such a rewarding career to the PA hopefuls Keep applying keep following your dreams. If you get rejected don’t give up. Just keep doing it You will get in you’re smart enough and you’re capable for the PA students man school is rough It will get better. Once you start working. The first few years are rough, but it will be much better They chose you for a reason getting into school for In my opinion was the hardest part you were selected out of thousands of people Just hang in there You got this and for practicing PAs remember what you’re doing and that you’re so lucky to do it I think I see people so many times that are really jaded and just going through the motions But just take a step back and remember why you started remember the path you want to to do this and remember that? Patients are relying on you and that you do truly make a difference whether you realize it or not Thank you so much Mary I really want to thank you so much for taking the time out to talk about your experience of being an urgent care PA like I’m really excited about the fact that you were talking about urgent care, PA But I’m so much more interested in the fact that you were a professional skater like figure skater. That’s so cool I remember my friend when, like this is like side note story you guys, when we were in eighth grade She wanted to be a figure skater so bad that she would like do jumps on her Rollerblades so this is really interesting and it’s really cool how you’re still able to feed that Aspect of your life that creative, you know Sporty aspect in being a figure skater and the coach and also being a PA and that is the beauty of this profession you guys You can do both you can have it all I guess you can say you can You can have the home life you can have the life that you may have wanted before and you can also be in medicine and still taking care of patients and Managing their different disease courses. So so if you haven’t already done, so go ahead right now you guys do your research? Definitely look at the different specialties that pas can work in because it’s important for you to know Exactly all the different areas so that you can make the best and most important for your life. I will definitely Just be be keeping you guys posted on Exactly what I choose or you know where I’m kind of narrowing myself down in the terms of what kind of PA I want to Be thank you guys so much for watching and supporting me on this journey through PA school, please guys go ahead and support Mary on her channel as well and just show her some love and if you haven’t already done, so Just do this. One thing for me guys. Go ahead and subscribe And join the family and follow me on instagram in Adana the PA. Thank you guys so much for watching Please leave your comments and your questions in the comment section below. I’ll be sure to get back to them. Bye Thanks so much Adanna for having me She is awesome really watch her Channel give a thumbs up to this video and all of our videos if you liked it See you guys next time

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Alterea McWilliams

Thank you so much for this video. I am Pre- PA student. I am interested in urgent care myself. Thank you for sharing this video it was very good to see that you can do two things that you love and still make a difference at the same time that is Soo awesome!!! Thanks Adanna ๐Ÿ˜

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SAM

Hey Adanna, I was wondering how do you find out what specialties a PA can work in since a few are limited to PAs. (For example, my sister is in optometry but I donโ€™t think they work with PAs. )

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Lisa

I love these Adanna ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I have decided I want to do family medicine straight out of school to make sure I can learn how to do all the basics. I wanted to do ER for a bit but it may be good to do urgent care first since itโ€™s not as crazy as ER but you may see some thing like stitching and things.

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Adanna The PA

MORE TRUE LIFE VIDEOS YOU HAVE TO SEE….

From 0.9 GPA to PA School! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqVr7csq1Ok

I'm an ER Doctor – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpNCt8etMJM&t=62s

I'm a Dermatology PA – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=490o9T9eDa0

Life of a Minority PA Student – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlO0narfHaY

I'm a Nurse Practitioner (NP) Student – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmIBUtwDuQI&t=830s

I'm an OB/GYN Physician Assistant and this is what I do – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUjnA8syUxA&t=43s

True Life of an Older PA Student (Non-Traditional Student) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui7Q5Yb2y8o

I'm a PA who was a contestant on NBC's TV Show, "American Ninja Warrior" – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljrEM_zbbH0

I'm in Pharmacy School (All about Pharmacy School) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x0GrIo5bds

I'm an Urgent Care PA and this is what I do… – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVLKfeoUiPg&t=197s

I'm a Pediatric Neurosurgery PA (Tony Adkins, aka "The Dancing Doc") – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgPUM3iO_3o

I'm a Physician Assistant in Canada – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2O3GRJiEY4&t=244s

I wrote PANCE PREP PEARLS (Dwyane A. Williams) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYszWckpY0U

From Nortre Dame Football Player to PRE PA – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em2vMWpVDPs&t=35s

Follow Mary!
Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/healthyventurer
Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/healthyventurer

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jadagiraffe

Hey Adanna girl . Thanks for this video. I am interested in learning more about how pa's work in the psychiatry and behavioral health field. I can't seem to go a a lot of info on it. Thank you

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Mike L

I might of missed her stating this, but what did she do for her health care experience prior to PA school?

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Brady Cremeans

Colleges prefer that youโ€™ve had medical experiences what did you do before you started a pa school Adanna?

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Coach Mary - Figure Skating Tutorials!

Thank you so much Adanna, so fun doing this interview with you ๐Ÿ™‚

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Adnan A

Nice vid. One of my med student friends is in med school in Colorado.

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Albus Huskey

Wow! This is great. I really appreciate videos like this. Thanks!๐Ÿ™

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Patricia Patricia

So inspirational ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

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Mani Symone

Aaah thanks Adanna, great video!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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Baz 98

Is heath professions and related clinical science a good degree as a bachelors degree? Bc I want my bachelors degree to be my back up plan just in case I donโ€™t go to pa school

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Monica Lewinsky

What is the highest possible salary for a PA?

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Tha T

You should do one on Patrong Peou (I don't know if i spelled it correctly). He is very motivational. He was a refugee from Cambodia and he worked his way up to become a PA

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R_K

Thank you! I needed this motivation!

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Jia Ming Zhuang

Hi.

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simone janel

Hello, I was wondering what I can do to increase my gpa to apply for pa programs, Iโ€™m getting out of college with a 2.3gpa. Had a lot of struggles through college but I made it through. Would redoing some courses of going back to do a post bac help?

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Ameena

What healthcare experience did she have?

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Deja On-Air

I'm going to school to be a Pa. Everyone is telling me don't go because of student debt. I really want to be a pa…I picked this career because I want to help people and earn alot of money. I don't want to be a doctor or a nurse. I think this is the path for me. I just need some guidance because I am losing my mind.

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