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.

​Mar/​Apr 2020
Crusader for colorectal cancer screenings
Medical assistant supports efforts to improve screening rates

MA20-sl“In primary care, everything starts with us [medical assistants]. … We have the best opportunity to address preventive issues at every single visit.

Name: Polly Bickett, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Office operations coordinator for Queen City Medical Group in Ohio

In the spotlight: Bickett makes colorectal cancer screening a priority at her workplace. By embracing opportunities to learn and sharing knowledge with other medical assistants, Bickett strives to ensure that patients are always well-educated about preventive care.

Jan/​Feb 20​20
Caregiving her all
Medical assistant balances at-home and on-the-job patient care

JF20-sl “I then shared my story with [a patient]—how I was dealing with situational depression due to being a caregiver and how much my life had changed. … He thanked me for sharing my story and said he did not feel so alone.”

Name: Kelly Hall, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant at Cabin Creek Health Systems in West Virginia

In the spotlight: After becoming a caregiver for her husband who was injured in a motorcycle accident, Hall uses her experience to help improve the mental health and well-being of patients who are also caregivers.

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.