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.

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.

Sep/Oct 2017
On the ground floor
Physician receives eye-opening experience as medical assistant

“Although as a physician I knew all the specifics of diseases, it was amazing how clueless I was about the processes of the office. Working as a medical assistant gave me a unique opportunity and perspective of how important medical assistants are.”

Fabiola Feldhaus, MD

Occupation: Physician at TriHealth in Cincinnati, Ohio

In the spotlight: Dr. Feldhaus worked as a medical assistant for four years while taking the United States Medical Licensing Examination, required for physicians from other countries to practice in the States.

Jul/Aug 2017
CMA (AAMA) for life
Medical assistant maintains her credential well after retirement

"Why shouldn't I recertify? ... Just because I'm not practicing anymore doesn't mean I should just let my credential go. I take pride in it."

Name: Donna Schultz, CMA-A (AAMA)

Occupation: Retired medical assistant, former president of the Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants

In the spotlight: Schultz's CMA (AAMA) certification and involvement with the AAMA have spanned decades, even after her 80th birthday.