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.

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. 

July/August 2022
​Connect the Dots
CMA (AAMA) Creates Bridges Between Students and Future Employers


“We believe medical assistants can reach patients who wouldn’t want to seek health care for various reasons. It makes a big impact when someone can go into a [physician’s practice] and see themselves there, specifically [via] a medical assistant who can relate to them because patients spend the most face-to-face time with medical assistants.”

Name: Christine Dzoga, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Health science director at Malcolm X College

In the spotlight: After working as a medical assistant and part-time educator for more than a decade, Dzoga became the full-time health science director at Malcolm X College, where she has revamped the curriculum and expanded program access throughout the city of Chicago. Her primary focuses are diversifying the medical assisting field, connecting students to future employers, and ensuring that students learn how to communicate with patients.

May/June 20​22

Well Wishes
CMA (AAMA) Improves Patient Compliance for Medicare Annual Wellness Visits

CMAToday-MJ-2022-SL“My hope is that all practices and facilities will be enlisting well-experienced CMAs (AAMA) to facilitate these dedicated [Medicare Annual Wellness Visit] programs.” 

Name: Kimberly Maness, CMA (AAMA)  

Occupation: CMA (AAMA) at McCleod Health in South Carolina 

In the spotlight: When her employer created a program to promote Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs), Maness lead the program and made it a huge success. In her role, she schedules eligible patients for AWVs and helps them understand their health care options.