November 14, 2019
I have been coming to the Island for years, working here in various positions before I went to med school. I volunteered a few summers at Family Planning of Martha’s Vineyard, so I knew the Island pretty well, and after working in Manhattan for a couple of years, I was ready to come back. I was hearing good things about the direction the hospital was going, and I wanted to work in a rural community, and so this seemed just right.
Being a healthcare provider is not an easy job. We all have sleepless nights worrying about a sick patient. It’s hard not to take work home, because you want to be there for people, and I think one of the biggest challenges is striking the balance between being a really conscientious provider and making sure you have enough time for yourself.
By far the best part of my job is getting to know people who live on the Island.