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.


November/December 2019
Volunteering like clockwork
Medical assistant devotes free time to giving back

“I don’t have the finances to help people out, so my time is how I help. We are all put on this earth for a reason. Mine is to help others have a good existence.”

Name: Candy Miller, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant for Women’s Care in Oregon

In the spotlight: Miller puts her skills as a medical assistant to work by volunteering her time. For over 30 years, she has used all of her vacation time to help others via organizations such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Volunteers in Medicine.


Sep/Oct 2019
Advocating for arthritis awareness on Capitol Hill
Medical assistant works hard to improve health care policy

“I knew that this was my chance to make a difference for myself and those in the arthritis community who think they don’t have a voice in health care policy.”

Name: Brea Wiggins, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant for a podiatrist in South Carolina

In the spotlight: After being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, Wiggins has become an advocate for others living with the condition through her volunteer work.


Jul/Aug 2019
A true trailblazer
Colorado coordinator creates paths to leadership development for medical assistants

“I want medical assis­tants to know how valuable their work is and to feel like they are an important part of the team. I get to do that every day.”

Name: Harper Garrett, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant education and practice coordinator at Children’s Hospital Colorado

In the spotlight: As an advocate for medical assistants, Garrett strives to help medical assistants realize their full potential. In addition to managing the medical assisting practicum program, Garrett empowers medical assistants to become leaders by organizing a diverse range of continuing education opportunities.