Marie received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Marquette University. She is a licensed Physician Assistant in Illinois and is certified through the National Commission on Certication of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Marie is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Heart Association and the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants. Marie works in tandem with Dr. Michele Glasgow in the sub-specialties of shoulder and elbow as well as sports medicine.
On the Role of the Physician Assistant…
“Physician assistants are health care professionals who practice medicine as part of a team with physicians. Certified PAs can do a variety of procedures which include taking histories, conducting physical exams, diagnosing and treating illnesses, ordering and interpreting tests, counseling on preventative health care, and assisting in surgery. I want to educate the community on the benefits of seeing a Physician Assistant. My job is to work with our doctors in providing high quality, orthopaedic care to our community.”
What I Enjoy Most About Working at MOI . . .
“I really enjoy the variety of people I meet. I enjoy getting to know my patients beyond their shoulder problems. I get stopped at stores. I see my patients at the YMCA. I am happy that my neighbor can walk across the street and ask for help. Living where I work allows me to see patients doing well after being cared for and that is something that is truly gratifying. MOI gives me this privilege and opportunity to help those in our community. I am very fortunate to work amongst such a highly skilled and trained staff.”
On Becoming a Healthcare Provider . . .
“ My biggest influence in becoming a Healthcare Provider was my mother. My mother was a nurse for 27 years. I used to go with her on home health visits and I would help translate for Spanish speaking patients when I was in high school. She would let me help with wound care and taking vital signs. I got to see firsthand how she made a difference in their lives. People remembered her. I wanted to do something that would have the same impact and I believe becoming a Physician Assistant has done that. Not only was my mother my biggest inspiration in becoming a Physician Assistant, through her I learned what type of Healthcare Provider I wanted to be. I too was sitting with my mother as a patient while she was being treated for brain cancer. I saw the importance of being compassionate, taking the time to listen to patients and being an advocate for them. I strive to treat every patient with the highest integrity, just as if they were my mother, and provide them the best care possible.”