We are so excited to welcome this fresh new graduate with enthusiasm for community oriented family medicine. He will be supported on this journey by our entire staff, but having had him here as a student, we already are confident in his knowledge and compassion. So, we thought it would be great to get to know him better!
1) Jesse, why did you go into medicine and why family medicine specifically? In northern New England, there is a huge need for high-quality healthcare providers. Starting with my Associate’s degree in Surgical Technology, the more I learned, the more I wanted to know. My work in the operating room led to curiosity about how the body works and medicine more generally. Clinical rotations confirmed that family practice was where I wanted to end up because it allows you to work with patients at all ages and stages of their life, not only the two hours in the operating room. I’m personally vested in family care because of my two small children whom I love to watch learn, grow, and discover new things everyday. It will be exciting to participate in the care of other families in the community as they grow over time.
2) We know this is not your first career path, please tell us how past job experience will help or hinder your new career as a physician assistant? Working in the operating room as a surgical assistant provided opportunities to be part of a patient-focused team that was providing cutting-edge robotic surgery on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. I was fortunate to work with a supportive group of surgeons, nurses, CRNA’s, and staff who encouraged me to continue my education and increase my scope of practice. In becoming a PA, I’m able to realize my desire to support patients through the whole cycle of care, rather than just on the operating table.
3) What are you most looking forward to as you are joining our team here?
My wife and I always said that we would come “home” to Maine and after starting my clinical rotations at Wiscasset Family Medicine, it was clear that my philosophy of medicine is well aligned with the team and they provide such care and compassion to everyone who walks through the door. This is an environment that I wanted to be a part of.
4) What are you doing when you are not in the office? Spending time with my family swimming at the Alna dam or the Mills. Renovating our home in Alna is an ongoing project.
5) Please share with us a memory of growing up locally. I have great memories of sporting events in town. My grandfather and I spent a lot of time fishing and hunting together. It is really fun to be back in the area and see so many familiar, friendly faces.
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