Hi, I’m Carmen Woolums, and I’m a Physician
Assistant at St. Elizabeth. I actually was pre-pharmacy in high school. I worked at a pharmacy and I really wanted
to do healthcare. Physician Assistant studies was one of the
new and upcoming programs at University of Kentucky, and so I ended up getting into the
program. So, I did graduate from the University of
Kentucky. It’s been the best thing I’ve ever done,
absolutely. My title is Physician Assistant and the “C”
behind it is Certified. A lot of people ask me that. We have to be nationally certified. I mean, basically, I have a patient panel
that I see on a daily basis. I get a lot of new patients and I have a lot
of existing patients that come and see me. I see people, I diagnose them, I treat them. I love to talk to them and learn about their
families and I think that’s what family practice is about. I get to know my patients and then I kind
of know their disease processes based on that rapport that I have with them, so … Seeing somebody come back and getting better in all avenues. I’ve been doing this so long, I feel like
that my specialty has a lot to do with mental health. In family practice we see that more and more. For me, it’s about patients getting better. That makes it all worthwhile.