Before joining Neighborcare Health, Barbara spent eight years working with Spanish-speaking patients at a community health clinic in Colorado. As part of her PA training, she elected to do a clinical rotation in Oaxaca, Mexico to become more familiar with their health care system. She has also spent several months studying in Peru and Ecuador. Barbara recently moved to Seattle with her husband and two children, and is enjoying exploring her new city -- especially Seattle' s parks for kite flying, the city views and beaches for sand castle building.
Why I Work at Neighborcare:
My previous experience was in community health in Colorado, working as a PA in family practice. I enjoy seeing the range of patients, but more importantly I enjoy helping patients who might otherwise be unable to access health care. I've seen patients bounce from clinic to clinic, from urgent care and emergency rooms, lacking in preventive care for years and certainly lacking continuity of care for their chronic health conditions. Working in a community health clinic gives those patients a place to return for follow-up on their health care issues. I also enjoy the rapport that is built with patients over the years.
B.A., Augustana College, 1997
M.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1999
P.A., University of Colorado, 2004