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 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.

Jan/Feb 2018
Like mother, like daughter
Medical assisting runs in the family for CMAs (AAMA)

"We're truly thankful for the AAMA. It's helped both of us do what we love to do and has given us a platform to promote the importance of medical assisting."

Names: Kristina Rogers, CMA (AAMA), and Katrina Corn, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistants and active members of the Greenville, South Carolina, Chapter of the AAMA

In the spotlight: Corn and Rogers, a mother and daughter duo, enrolled in a medical assisting program together and both earned their CMA (AAMA) credentials.

Nov/Dec 2017
On a mission
Practice manager shows employers what medical assistants can do

“It's so important to have people cross-trained in our practices because if someone calls off, you need someone else to jump in. ... No doubt the CMA's (AAMA) ability to multitask is becoming more and more valued with each new practice we open."

Rebecca Umberger, AAS, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Practice manager at Aultman Medical Group in Canton, Ohio

In the spotlight: As the medical group expanded, Umberger helped the HR department understand the vital role of medical assistants, and even contributed to a pay raise for medical assistants across the board.