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Physician Assistant Medical

Lehigh Acres, Florida, United States
May 04, 2019

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KIMBERLY A. FORSTI, Physician Assistant - Certified

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Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971

Cell: 956-***-**** * Email:

Professional Summary:

As an accomplished, energetic, seasoned, service - oriented physician assistant with 23 years of experience in fast-paced profession. Organizing, mentoring, ensuring the care of each patient is orchestrated from assessment, conceptualization of problem, plan of care, to troubleshooting treatments, referrals and follow ups with the patient and family always abreast of plan. Care and Treatment first with respect of individuals, not as numbers. Facility Ethics are as Strong as medical Motto "Do No Harm".

Professional Experience:

November 2017 - present—Employment ended due to Medical Center of Orting, WA Family Practice clinic closed due to sudden death of Owner/Physician/Employer. Shortly after, my older sister in her 80's fell & broke hip, as a responsible younger sibling went to assist with her hospitalization, rehabilitation, and later returning her back to her home in Florida. During this time decision was made to move here to Florida to be close to ease her worry, anxiety, and concerns - she was found to have previously unknown cardiac and pulmonary issues. Moved to Florida and pursued my PA license with DEA here, which took over three months to accomplish. Now seeking meaningful Physician Assistant employment in the state of Florida. Love profession, with much experience in multitude of Internal Medicine specialties.

February 2016- November 2017—Family Practice PA, Medical Center of Orting, WA

20-40 patients/ day infants to elderly

Broad spectrum of preventive, urgent and acute conditions

Referrals, consults, hospitalizations

Often aid with medical billing, coding, charting EMR/ other software

Assist with supervision of other office staff members

February 2015 - February 2016—"Full-time Float" Urgent Care PA, Nine- MultiCare Urgent Care of Pierce & King Counties, WA

Providing Professional, Courteous, Outstanding Urgent Health Care

Demonstrate Learn quickly, Adapt variety of settings

Cooperate team of diverse physicians, support staff

Demonstrating high level of care to homeless, indigent, military and general population of newborns to geriatric

January 2015 thru February 2015—Locum Tenen PA, Primary Care Community Health System of Snohomish County, Edmonds, WA

Provided Team approach in clinic's time of need

15- 20 Chronic care patients

Assess, treat, refer and follow up as indicated

November 2014 - December 2014—Locum Tenen PA, Correctional Medicine PA, Montfort State Prison, Lubbock, TX

Inpatient Critical Care Ward

40-50 patients with major medical problems - multiple cancers, on Chemo & Radiation Tax, some Hospice on palliative care, HTN, DM, Endocrine, Orthopedics and Pulmonary issues

May 2012 - August 2014—Self Contracted Pediatric PA, Children's Clinics of Dimmit and Zavala Counties, Carrizo Springs and Crystal City, TX

Orchestrate Team Leadership with the two fast paced Pediatric offices

20 Pediatric patients 5.5 days per week

Assist, supervise, and mentor 3-6 other office staff members, visiting nursing students from local college

Aid with billing, coding of office, and referrals

Accepting newborns upon discharge from birth from local hospital

Admit Peds as indicated

August 2010 - May 2012—Contracted Correctional PA, Port Isabel Detention Center (PIDC), Immigration and Customs Enforcement Facility, Los Fresnos, TX

Administer health services to 1200+ transient detainees

Assess, treat and document specialized care given or referred

High risk patients with TB, surgical, psychiatric, dialysis and dental emergent care

Work as a very specialized team with Immigration ICE system

May 2010 - August 2010—Community Family Practice with Emergency Room Shifts, Physician Assistant, Palacios, TX

Provide Community Primary Care clinic Monday-Friday

Covered Emergency Room shifts evenings & weekends

Admitting privileges and rounding done daily

July 2004 - May 2010—Correctional Medicine PA, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Correctional Managed Care - Estelle Unit Full-time with several other units as indicated, Huntsville, TX

Challenging 3000+ medically ill prisoners

Developed, mentored, balanced medical staffing for unit

Managed 20-30 difficult medical internal medicine patient prisoners with minimal staff daily in clinic

Mastered multiple medical emergencies daily

Accepting returning major surgical, rehab, and dialysis patients from UTMB daily

Organized, Lead, Assisted Medical Clinic team with accomplishing daily mission of ~ 100 patients daily

December 2000 - May 2004—Family Medicine PA, East Texas Rural/ Indigent clinic, Crockett, TX

Lone Advance provider / leader of Team of 3 staff members to clinic

Provided quality, individualized health care, treatments, and preventive services with referrals, admissions as indicated for low income/ under or no insurance families

Arranging specialty Care with State agencies and Support groups

Worked closely with Drug representatives to arrange and organize indigent medication programs

November 1999 Part-time, then Full-time April 2000 - December 2000—Urgent Care PA, Primary Care Provider, Correctional PA, Abelia Urgent Care, Rowell & Associates, same owner, Beeville, TX

Operated Urgent Care clinic in afternoon/ evenings

Motivated and mentored clinic staff as a team

Responsible for Bee County jail sick call from overflow from local prison system

Hospital Privileges, Admit, Round, Discharged, referrals, and follow up for Clinic patients

November 1999 - April 2000—Geriatric PA, Senior Care Services of South Texas, Dr. Barry Ungerleider, Corpus Christi, TX

Assess, treat, refer, monitor and admit local nursing home, home-bound, independent/ assisted living facilities patients

June 1999 - November 1999—Internal Medicine, Anti-Aging Medicine PA, Longevity & Wellness Clinic, Dr. Albert Lee Guinn, Corpus Christi, TX

Broad spectrum of clinic panel patients - 10+ daily

Admit, Round, Discharge Clinic patients daily from local hospital & rehab centers

Nursing Home visitations (7) weekly on clinic

Fast paced growing practice with multi-facets of medicine and therapies

Responsible for all panel patients, lab test results and treatments

April 1999 - June 1999—Neurosurgery PA, University of Texas Affiliated Outreach Clinic of Neurosurgery, Dr. Mahavan Pishari, Neurosurgeon, Brownsville, TX

Surgical First-assist PA on multiple neurosurgical procedures and spinal operations

Pre-Op and post op in clinic, admit, round and discharge in local hospitals

Transfer as needed

December 1998 - April 1999—Family Medicine / Geriatric PA, Dr. Aurel Mircea, Pasadena, TX

Orchestrate 15+ nursing homes in greater Houston area

Admit, treat, follow, discharge, refer and transfer area Rehab hospital patients assigned

December 1996 - December 1998—Pediatric Emergency PA, Texas Children's Hospital, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Department Acute Care Area, Houston, TX

Devoted Team member Advanced Provider for Acute Treatment Area of very fasted paced, organized, detailed, dedicated Pediatric ER

Responsible Quality Assurance & Assessment for all ER labs, X-rays, EKG's and other diagnostic studies done in ER daily

Keep patients, families and their PCP abreast of all abnormal or unusual results or outcomes

Counsel patients/ family calling on call back line

Refer patients to Ped Specialist as needed

Work closely with attending physicians, radiologist, and other specialist for patient care and follow up

March 1996 - December 1996—Nephrology PA, University of Texas, Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology and UTMB outpatient Dialysis Clinic, Galveston, TX

First graduate endeavor operated Dialysis Clinic, responsible fast paced encompassing 100+ patients, 6 days a week,3 shifts daily

Assessed needs, labs, administered or prescribed their pharmaceuticals

Worked closely with nursing staff, on-site social worker and dietician

Keep specific individual patient's nephrologist abreast of outcomes of their treatments, labs and refer as indicated

Attend weekly or other nephrology's case studies, continuing education and conferences


1994-1996, University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio, US Army PA Program, Bachelor of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies

Graduated Dean's List, Summa Cum Laude, second in class

Army Physician Assistant Training - Didactic Phase I - Academy of Health Science, Fort Sam Houston, Texas with some internship at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and Wilford Hall, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX.

Internship, Phase II, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, LA.

1990-1993, Buena Vista College, Fort Dodge, Iowa; Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, IA; and Galveston Community College, Galveston, TX. Completed prerequisites for PA Program.

1987, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Pre-PA Program

1985-1987, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Associates Degree of Science, Honors Program

1983, Mercy/St. Luke's Hospital Program, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Paramedic

1976 - 1982 (not continuous), Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA, Nursing Assistant & Emergency Medical Technician



Completed NCCPA National Certifying Exam 6/1/96, designated PA-C in Primary Care & Surgery

Licensed as Physician Assistant with state DEA license in the states of Texas, Washington, Florida

Certified in BCLS current, previously held certification in ACLS, PALS, and ATLS inactive at present due to not needed at present.

Proficient in multiple electronic medical record software (EMR), i.e. EPIC, Advanced MD, and others


Value Teamwork with Team Leadership skills acquired from 23 years of military service - medical service corps officer as commander, executive officer and promoted through the ranks to battalion/group specialty officers (Administration, Intelligence, Training and Logistics) for accuracy and efficiency accomplishing and directing local, national and international large major undertakings involving considerable money, personnel and equipment.

Proficient in problem solving skills and time management achieving customer (patient & family) satisfaction.

Letter of accommodation May 2012 from Health Service Administrator, at Port Isabel Detention Center, Port Isabel, TX; ICE's (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement) largest facility serving high-risk transient population of 1200+. Providing Flexibility with both Primary Care services in outpatient clinic and Short Stay unit optimizing successful daily missions. Troubleshooting expertise in managing difficult cases to include Tuberculosis, HIV, Orthopedics, MRSA, HTN, Diabetes; leading to operational success and multiple national accreditations for the facility including: Performance based National Detention Standards, Office of Detention Oversight and National Commission on Correctional Health.

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