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Physician Assistant Nurse Practitioner

United States
August 28, 2012

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Cynthia Garcia, PA-C

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West Hollywood, CA 90069


Job To join a talented plastic surgeon and work in the field

cosmetic surgery and aesthetics

Objective where I may pursue my passion to practice in this amazing

field, grow as clinician and apply my strong interpersonal skills to

provide the highest quality care and exceptional service to our patients.

Professional Dr. Bruce McLucas, M.D./ The Fibroid Treatment Collective

/ The Center for Surgery, Experience Beverly Hills, California First

Surgical assistant for a renowned gynecologic surgeon.

June 2012 - August 2012.

Erie Family Health Center, Chicago, Illinois

The sole physician assistant in women's health for a primary care,

non-profit, well respected practice that provides high quality care for the

lower income, diverse, urban population in Chicago. I worked autonomously

to provide direct quality care for obstetric and gynecologic patients *I

had my own panel of obstetric and gynecology patients *Worked with my

collaborating physician two days/week *I established the first Pregnancy

Centering Group at our Helping Hands Clinic. *Duties involved all aspects

of ob/gyn patient care *Proficient in Electronic Medical Records

*Delegated tasks to and assisted nurses with questions regarding patient

phone calls *Attended all grand rounds and monthly obstetrical meetings.

February 2010 - May 2012.

The Women's Practice/Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Left University Gynecologic Consultants with two of the physicians

and we three joined

The Women's Practice. Worked on a team with five physicians and a

nurse practitioner in a private, high-volume, urban obstetrics and

gynecology practice. Duties involved all aspects of obstetric and

gynecology patient care including: *Annual exams *Problem gynecological

exams *Routine prenatal care *Post-partum exams *Post-op care

*Infertility/Intrauterine inseminations *Ordering and interpretation of

laboratory and diagnostic tests *Pre-conceptual counseling *Contraception

counseling *Triage of high-volume patient calls *Attending grand rounds

presentations at Prentice Women's Hospital.

October 2006 - January 2010.

University Gynecologic Consultants/Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago


I was the first physician assistant to work in this private obstetrics and

gynecology practice with five physicians. February 2006 - October 2006.

Women's Health Specialists/Southwest General Hospital, San Antonio,


Physician assistant for the busiest solo-practicing

obstetrician/gynecologist in San Antonio

TX. Worked in a private office with one physician in the underserved south

side of the city

providing care for the low-income population. Saw a high volume of

Medicaid obstetrical

patients and very few gynecology patients. Duties involved all aspects of

obstetric and

gynecology patient care including: *Hospital rounds *Took call *Primary

care -

diagnosed and treated upper respiratory infections and dermatologic

diseases *Helped train

physician assistant students and one new physician assistant graduate to

work in our private

office and hospital. August 2004 - February 2006.

Lake Shore Obstetrics & Gynecology/Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago,


I was the first physician assistant in a private obstetrics and gynecology

practice at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the first physician

assistant to have hospital privileges in the department of obstetrics and

gynecology at Prentice Women's Hospital/Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Duties involved all aspects of obstetric and gynecology patient care

Curriculum Vitae of Cynthia Garcia, P.A.-C, page 2

including: *Performed Bartholin cyst abscess repairs *Skin biopsies *IUD

removals and supervised/unsupervised insertions *Supervised endometrial

biopsies *Wound care

*Follow-up post partum and post-op phone calls *Triage of patient calls.

Attending grand round presentations. January 2002 - August 2004.

Women's Health First, Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, and Schaumburg,


Physician assistant in a private obstetrics and gynecology practice

with four physicians, and one physician assistant in three separate private

offices and public aid clinic. I was a key clinician in establishing our

new public aid clinic - "Nueva Vida Centro de Maternidad," in Arlington

Heights. I was the only native Spanish speaking clinician. I provided

care autonomously at this clinic and often at our other clinics. *Held

hospital privileges at one of three hospitals - St Alexius, in Hoffman

Estates, in order to round on patients and assist the physicians when

necessary in cesarean sections, or various surgical procedures.

January 2001 - January 2002.

?Bilingual: Fluent in both English and Spanish

Education Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program, Downers

Grove, Illinois,

Bachelor of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, August


The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas,

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with a minor in chemistry, May


Clinical Emergency Medicine - Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital,

Olympia Fields, Illinois

Rotations Internal Medicine - Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital,

Olympia Fields, Illinois

Surgery - Marion General Hospital, Marion, Indiana

Psychiatry - Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital, Olympia Fields, Illinois

Geriatrics - Oak Forest Hospital, Oak Forest, Illinois

Family Medicine I - Blaine Medical Center, Blaine, Minnesota

Family Medicine II - Santa Rosa Healthcare, San Antonio, Texas

Primary Care - Victory Medical Center, Austin, Texas

Pediatrics - Southwest Pediatric Consultants, P.A., El Paso,


Obstetrics & Gynecology - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, El Paso, Texas

Obstetrics and Gynecology - Eastside Women's Healthcare, P.A., El Paso,


Professional . California Academy of Physician Assistants, 2005 -


& Student . American Academy of Physician Assistants, 1999 - 2012.

Affiliations . Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, 2009 -


. Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics &

Gynecology, 2002 - 2004.

. Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, 1998 - 1999.

. Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Vice-President,

The University of Texas at El Paso, 1993 - 1994.

. Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society

The University of Texas at El Paso, 1991 - 1994.

Professional California Physician Assistant License 2005- present

Licensure & Illinois Physician Assistant License 2001 - present

Certifications Texas Physician Assistant License 2004 - 2006

Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician


(NCCPA), 2000 - present

Curriculum Vitae of Cynthia Garcia, P.A.-C, page 3

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - 1998 - present

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)) - certified 1999

Awards & . First place in the University of Texas at El Paso 1994

Science Symposium for my

Achievements research in: Cloning an APE endonuclease gene from a cDNA

CHO cell line.

. Presentation of my research at the 1994 SACNAS Conference in Chicago,

Illinois, March 1994.

. University of Texas Medical Branch Medical School Familiarization


The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, summer


. Texas Optometry Career Opportunities Program, The University of


Personal Triathlon competitions. Chicago Marathon 1997, 1998, and 2002.

Swimming, cycling,

Interests running, yoga, water and downhill skiing. Hiking and most

outdoor activities. Favorite evening outings include attending a

theater/dance production, the symphony, pop or country concert, and


References Available upon request

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