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Spotlighting Our Female Clinicians at RubiconMD

Published on March 11, 2022  |  By: Jordan Younis

March is Women’s History Month! We’re excited to honor and celebrate the many women who have made impactful contributions to the practice of medicine and the advancement of patient care. From the first female physicians to the trailblazing clinicians and healthcare leaders of today, women are doing invaluable work in the field of medicine and human health. And we’re lucky to have many brilliant women on our RubiconMD team.

We asked some of our inspiring clinical team members to share what they love about their work as clinicians and how their work at RubiconMD helps support women’s health.

Karen Acevedo, MS, RN, CPNP-PC: During the first weeks at RubiconMD, I helped my colleague with a women’s health presentation. I was amazed at the cases showing how rural patients in the US were able to connect to specialists that otherwise would have taken months to see. I was inspired to learn about the pro bono work occurring at the border as well to help young mothers navigate the complex healthcare system.

Allison Heath, PA-C: I love being a woman in emergency medicine – it’s fast-paced, demanding, and always evolving. It requires adaptability and agility, which aligns with our goals here at RubiconMD! We have such strong female leaders in medicine and I can proudly say that I have a strong female team that I’d trust with my life. I’m grateful to bring my clinical knowledge and expertise to RubiconMD, where we help other women clinicians feel more empowered to provide excellent care to their patients.

Katie McGarry, DNP: As a fellow primary care clinician at RubiconMD, I love seeing the daily interactions with PCPs and specialists and being able to see the true impact of a safe collaborative environment. One of my favorite specialty areas on the platform is related to breast health. It can be difficult to navigate the health care system as a clinician, let alone a patient with new breast lump or difficult to interpret readings. I am very proud to be a part of an organization that helps connect clinicians with specialist insights to better provide care and discuss abnormalities in mammograms or ultrasounds and monitoring recommendations with their patients.

Anna Potapov, MD, MBA, MPH: It’s so inspiring to have an impact not only on PCPs in the US, including those caring for vulnerable populations such as patients in correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and the uninsured, but also in other countries in need. It is particularly rewarding for me to see RubiconMD partner with non-profit clinics who provide emergency humanitarian care to vulnerable populations in low-income countries. The OBGYN and other specialists at RubiconMD play a crucial role in supporting PCPs in these low resource settings to improve maternal health, where complications of pregnancy and childbirth are the leading causes of death among women of reproductive age.

To the women at RubiconMD who are pioneering change in virtual specialty care and to women everywhere who are playing so many essential roles at work, at home, and beyond – thank you. The world is a better place because of you.

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