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AFC Yorktown Celebrates Medical Assistants Recognition Week:

Yorktown Heights, NY (October 16, 2018)American Family Care (AFC) of Yorktown, the area’s leading provider of urgent care and occupational medicine, is excited to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). During the week of October 15, Medical assistants across the country will be recognized and honored for their professionalism and compassion.

“Our MA’s are the heart of AFC,” stated Kellie Slater, Marketing and Outreach Director for AFC’s Yorktown clinic. “We are so proud of the work they do each and every day. They treat our patients as if they were their own family and work tirelessly to ensure the highest quality care and comfort is provided. I am so proud to recognize our 6 fabulous MA’s: Lisamarie Hyde, Alyssa Martinez, Bryan Gonzalez, Joseline Cuateco, Victoria Alejo and Jennifer Trippedo, thank you for all you do!”

Medical assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures. With their unique versatility, medical assistants are proving to be the allied health professional of choice for this decade and beyond. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting continues to be projected as one of the fastest growing occupations.

Medical Assistants recognition week

Meet Vanessa Gonzalez, Medical Scribe:

Vanessa is one of our Medical Scribes & has been with AFC Yorktown from the start (since April, 2016). Vanessa’s “can-do” attitude, dependable work ethic & her kind nature makes her a joy to work with. Vanessa loves working in the medical field and it is obvious, even at first glance, that her calling is to care for and help others. Everyone that comes into contact with Vanessa immediately feels her kind nature and selflessness, she puts her patients first and makes them feel as if they are family. Vanessa has been thriving in school, currently attending Pace University, where she is working towards her BA in Health Science (Pre-Nursing).

When asked what her favorite part of working at AFC is she stated:
“working alongside a wonderful team, being able to help people and to expand my knowledge in the medical field.”

Vanessa Gonzalez, Medical Scribe and Employee Spotlight winner

Meet Bryan Gonzalez, MA:

Bryan is one of our Medical Assistants & has been with AFC Yorktown for over 2 years (since Feb 29, 2016). Bryan’s outgoing attitude, dependable work ethic & his hard-working nature makes him a joy to work with. He is also a “workaholic” – taking no days off, when he isn’t working his shifts at AFC he is furthering his education by attending Pace University or working at Walgreens. Bryan graduated from The College of Westchester in 2009 with an Associate in Applied Science. Bryan enjoys the one-on-one interaction he has with the patients & all of the great people he works with.

“I enjoy how busy I am & the fact there’s always something new to learn.”

Bryan Gonzalez, medical assistant at American Family Care

Meet Nichole Jelenek, RT:

Nichole is a Radiologic Technologist with experience in producing clinical diagnostic radiographic films and performing routine diagnostic imaging procedures. She has over seven years’ experience as an RT, specifically with film, CR, DR and Bone Density. Nichole’s professional experience includes Hudson Valley Bone and Joint Surgeons in Hawthrone, NY and Doctors Express Urgent Care Center in Hartsdale, NY. She is NYS licensed with ARRT certification, has her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Westchester Community College, Program in Radiology and completed the M.T.M.I. Mammography Course. Along with her undeniable talent, Nichole is an absolute joy to work with. She is a true team player, and always manages to foster positive discussions and bring the best out of other employees.

Nichole Jelenek is a Radiologic Technologist at AFC

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Meet Lisamarie Hyde, MA:

Lisa is one of our Medical Assistants and has been with AFC Yorktown since day one. She is honest, dependable and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that Lisa has the uncanny ability to make each and every patient that walks through our doors feel like family. Lisa graduated from The College of Westchester in 2009 with an Associate in Applied Science. She has over 8 years’ experience in the MA field, previously working at First Medical Associates in Mount Kisco, NY. Lisamarie loves being a Medical Assistant, especially the one-on-one time she spends with her patients.

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