Tina Jecker

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Tina Jecker
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Since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of working in a place where I could make a difference in a person’s life. I feel that working in a small office environment will help me accomplish that dream. In a small office, staff always seems to be more personal and understanding of a patient needs or wants; as in a hospital or clinic staff have so many patients to deal with. I am more of a name with a face type of person rather than a face with a chart.

When working in a small office setting a person tends to know each patient as soon as they come in. They are able to greet them by first name and make them feel welcomed as soon as they enter the office. I feel that patients who feel comfortable with their doctor’s office and the staff will have an incentive to take better care of themselves. To me this is very important and if I can help make a difference like this by working in a small office then that is what I would like to do. Doctors and staff of a small office may have less patients than a clinic or hospital but their patients get the care and time they need.

For me, I would love to know my patients more one on one and let them know that I am there to give them the care they need and deserve. I believe it is strongly important to make patients feel like you care. I feel that by me showing my patients that I care, it will give them an incentive to care more about themselves and their health too. A patient tends not to want to visit doctor’s office when they are sick because they do not feel they are being treated right. Therefore, they put off seeing the doctor until the last minute. Therefore, for me, working in a small office would mean more to me than working in a hospital or clinic.

In conclusion, after graduating I would rather see myself working in a small town doctor’s office. I feel that working in a small office would give me more enjoyment in life because I can give each patient the care they deserve and make...
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