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Physician Assistant Certified

Memphis, Tennessee, United States
April 23, 2018

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KRISTEN DOLLAHITE **** North Swan Ridge Circle Memphis, TN 38122 H: 901-***-****

Physician Assistant committed to providing exceptional care. Background includes extensive emergency medicine and cardiology experience in numerous hospitals and clinics. Practiced in eliciting patient history and conducting thorough physical exams, ordering and interpreting laboratory and radiographic results, as well as outlining and implementing effective treatment plans.

Key Areas of Expertise:

● Thorough History and Physical

● Precise Diagnostics and Treatment

● Interpretation of Electrocardiograms

● Interpretation of Radiologic Tests

● ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification

● Proficiency in EMRs such as EPIC and CERNER

● Primary experience in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine EDUCATION: Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Memphis, May 2011

Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Christian Brothers University May 2015 EMPLOYMENT:

August 2015- Apr 2018, Physician Assistant Certified, Sound Physicians Independent assessment, treatment and documentation of patients of all ages with varying medical conditions such as Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, Syncope, CVA, MI, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Headache, Chest Pain, Abdominal Pain, flu-like symptoms, abscess, wound care, etc. Employment requires fast paced, emergency treatment in a high volume, high acuity teaching hospital. Patients are not limited to fast track or rapid medical screening and include main emergency department patients. Experience includes consult and admission orders, student training, and effective delivery of treatment of higher acuity illnesses such as sepsis, post operative wound infections, cancer patients, ESRD. Skilled in procedures such as Lumbar Punctures, Arthrocentesis, PEG tube placements. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

One year of laboratory experience in the University of Memphis Department of Chemistry. Research included the conjugation of nanoparticles for the treatment of lung cancer. Experience included mapping and conjugation of specific molecular reactions with testing of proper conjugation with spectrometry as well as presenting multiple oral presentations along with the composition of multiple research papers. ROTATION EXPERIENCE:

June 2014: Psychiatry, Methodist University, Memphis, TN Inpatient treatment of psychiatric patients with primary focus in treatment of Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder. Mental assessment and diagnostics of patients in lock down unit.

July 2014: Primary Care Medicine, Dr. Olu Falaye, Memphis, TN Primary care assessment in medical diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Thyroid Disease, and common disorders involving the ear, nose and throat, lungs and sexually transmitted infections.

August 2014: Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Memphis, TN Second Assist in Cardiovascular surgery primarily including Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Mitral Valve Replacement, and Carotid Endoarterectomies. Experience included daily rounding on post-operative patients in the cardiovascular intensive care unit and floor of several Memphis based hospitals.

September 2014: Pulmonology, Dr. James Adams, Memphis, TN Inpatient and Outpatient treatment of lung diseases including COPD, Asthma, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, and Sleep Apnea. Daily management and rounding on patients admitted to hospital. October 2014: Cardiology, Dr. Maureen Smithers, Sutherland Cardiology, Memphis, TN Clinic and hospital assessments of patients with diseases including but not limited to Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Valvular Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, and Pulmonary Hypertension.

November 2014: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Thomas Carruthers, Premiere Women’s Health, Covington, TN Experience in assessment and treatment of gynecologic conditions and obstetrics in underserved community. Experience included gynecologic exam including pelvic and vaginal examinations, assistance in cesarean section and vaginal births, treatment of illness during pregnancy, and primary care maintenance for underserved patients.

December 2014: Emergency Medicine, Methodist North ER, Memphis TN Emergency room assessment of patients of all ages with varying medical conditions. Utilized skill sets in focused history and physical exams, diagnosis and treatment, radiologic interpretation, suturing, incision and drainage, paracentesis, interpretation of EKG, and ACLS guided treatment in codes. January 2015: Emergency Medicine, Baptist Desoto ER, Memphis, TN Independent assessment, treatment and documentation of patients of all ages with varying medical conditions such as Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, Syncope, CVA, MI, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Headache, Chest Pain, Abdominal Pain, flu-like symptoms, abscess, and wound care.

February 2015: Orthopedics, Campbell’s Clinic, Memphis, TN Assessment and treatment of patients with Arthritis with experience in medical injections, meniscal tears, ligament and tendon injuries extending across the body, rotator cuff injuries, muscle sprain/strains, and fractures. Surgical experience included Anterior Hip replacement as well as knee and shoulder repair. March 2015: Family Medicine, Medicos, Memphis, TN

Bilingual experience in treatment of Latin population in underserved areas of Memphis including a wide range of medical conditions and wide range of ages. Family care primarily included management of obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic injuries, flu-like symptoms and headache, and maintenance of chronic conditions such as Hypertension, Asthma, and Thyroid disorders. April 2015: Pediatrics, Medicos, Memphis, TN


May 2012- January 2013, Medical Scribe Trainer, PhysAssist Scribes Inc. Sep 2011-May 2012, Medical Scribe, TeamHealth

May 2011-Sep 2011, Clinic Intern, Church Health Center May 2010- May 2011, Research Assistant, University of Memphis Department of Biochemistry CERTIFICATIONS:

BLS Certified

ACLS Certified

PALS Certified


Baptist Memorial Hospital, ER Shadowing, January-Current Boston Baskin Foundation, Clinic Volunteer, March 2012 Baptist Memorial Hospital Pediatric Emergency, Hospital Volunteer, January-May 2010 Church Missions to Kingston, Jamiaca, 2001

Church Missions to Apache Reservation, 2000

Church Missions to Navajo Reservation, Summer 1999 AFFILIATIONS:

Membership Chair of Physician Assistants for Global Health since November 2014 Member of American Association of Physician Assistant since January 2013 Member of Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants since January 2013 References Available on Request.

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