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.

Jul/Aug 2018
Lightbulb moments
Cancer diagnosis inspires a career change to medial assisting and reality show pitch

"No matter where I work, interacting with patients and helping them physically as well as mentally by putting them at ease is what I love most."

Name: Angela Giraldo, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant at an orthopedic group

In the spotlight: Giraldo decided to become a medical assistant after a cancer diagnosis, and she uses her experience to help patients.

May/Jun 2018
Paps for Peru
Medical assisting students mount health care effort in South America

“It’s something you never forget—knowing how much of a difference you made in such a short amount of time."

Cathy Flores, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Division director of health and human services at Central Piedmont Community College

In the spotlight: Flores traveled with medical assisting and other CPCC students to Peru to help provide Papanicolaou tests to Peruvian women.

Mar/Apr 2018
Not wired to give up
Medical assistant adapts to loss of hearing

“My employer and fellow employees are fully supportive of this technology and have been very understanding of my disability. [They] know the equipment did not replace what I lost but amplified what I still had so that I could continue my work.”

Name: Steven Jeske, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant at North Central Health Care in Wisconsin

In the spotlight: Jeske lost hearing in his right ear unexpectedly, but he has adapted and continued working with the help of technology.