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.


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.


May/June 2019
Rise & Shine
Stand-up medical assistant stands up for veterans

“Being a veteran, I have always felt that I wanted to give back. … I have first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to be a caregiver, and I know the importance of proper health care for veterans.

Name: Kimberly King, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant at St. Mary’s Family Practice in Georgia

In the spotlight: King was a search-and-rescue crew member for the United States Coast Guard and flight crew member of the Air Force Medical Service Corps before becoming a medical assistant and CMA (AAMA)®. Since then she uses her medical field knowledge in her volunteer work with veterans, focusing on helping female veterans with children.