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.

March/April 2021
Go the Extra Mile
Medical ​Assistant ​Connects ​Isolated ​Patients with ​Their ​Families


“It was an honor to receive the [Hunterdon Healthcare Hero Award], and the experience is something I’ll never forget. Getting to help people in any way possible during such a difficult and important time was rewarding.”

Name: Josh Lehrer, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant at Hunterdon Family Medicine at Philips-Barber in Lambertville, NJ

In the spotlight: With a passion for helping others, Lehrer prioritizes volunteering his time with various organizations and advancing his career in the health care field. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lehrer earned recognition for his role in facilitating virtual meetings between isolated patients and their families.

Jan/Feb 2021
Go the Distance
Medical ​Assistant ​Uses ​Decade to ​Achieve ​Her ​Career ​Goals

ericaodom“I want [my son] to know that you can do anything you put your mind to, no matter how long of a break you take. You can always go after your goal. I feel like I locked myself into a career that I love, and I [feel confident] that I have the mental capability to do what I want to well.” 

Name: Erica Odom, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant at Carbon Health in Seattle, W​A

In the spotlight: About 10 years ago, Odom began her medical assisting journey and gave birth to her son. Her calling to help people brought her to a variety of professional roles, which ultimately lead to her CMA (AAMA) certification in early 2020—an achievement she considers one of her greatest yet.

Nov/Dec 20​20
Warrior for Weight Management
Medical ​Assistant ​Champions ​Healthier ​Lifestyles

ND20 Spotlight“After about a year of working on weight management, it’s great to see patients get results. I love hearing them say, ‘I’m two sizes down. Look at me!’ And the best part is that the results encourage them to keep up the healthy eating and lifestyle.”

Name: Angela Lewis, CMA (AAMA) 

Occupation: Medical assistant at Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, WI

In the spotlight: After overcoming addiction and while caring for family members with health conditions, Lewis decided to pursue a career in medical assisting. After rotating through several specialties, Lewis accepted a position—at her preferred employer—in weight management, where she uses personal experiences to help patients make healthy decisions and improve their well-being.