Medical Assistant Spotlight

Medical assistants are inspirations!

Every day they touch people’s lives with their extraordinary skills and caring ways. Each issue of CMA Today shines the spotlight on a medical assistant with a unique story.

Here are the latest stories of medical assistants in Spotlight.

January/February 2023
A Heart Set on Caregiving
CMA (AAMA) Shows Strength and Kindness as a Medical Assistant and Patient


“When a patient [is] sitting in a nursing home or hospital, it can be frustrating when [they’re] waiting and just want somebody to listen. I always try to be that person who gives somebody a few moments.”


Name: Siara Wallace, CMA (AAMA) 

Occupation: Former medical coordinator for an independent contractor 

In the spotlight:  Inspired by her personal patient experiences, Wallace embarked on a medical assisting career in 2017. Her role as a medical coordinator has taken her all over South Carolina, caring for patients in various facilities by managing medical charts, training other medical assistants, and assisting with telehealth visits.

November/December 20​22

A Touch of Kindness
CMA (AAMA) Connects with Patients to Provide Calming and Informed Care 

ND22-Web_Spotlight ImageIt doesn’t matter whether I’m assisting with a procedure, learning a new skill, talking with a patient, or training a new employee. When you love your work and love what you’re doing, you’re going to be great at it and continue to thrive in                                          it.” 

Name: Yota Vang, CMA (AAMA)  

Occupation: Medical assistant and team lead at Dermatology, Laser & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas in Charlotte

In the spotlight: In her five-year medical assisting career, Vang has worked diligently to ease and educate patients undergoing procedures, such as Mohs surgery. Her expertise and compassion have highlighted the complexity of patients’ stories and how a medical assistant’s attitude can vastly improve the patient’s experience during difficult times.  

September/October 2022
Star-Studded Care
CMA (AAMA) Devoted to Patient Care in All Facets of Medical Assisting


“There are a lot of things we can fix, and we need clinicians who are well-rounded like myself in administrative settings to further develop and work with the people who don’t have that background or may not understand that side of                                                 [health care].”

Name: Joseph Holub, CMA (AAMA) 

Occupation: Administrator for a home care agency 

In the spotlight: In his nine-year medical assisting career, Holub has seen more than 200,000 patients, including 9/11 heroes, celebrities, and government officials. Through various roles, he has learned that performing clinical and administrative tasks make medical assistants more well-rounded and caring professionals.