Cynthia Garcia, PA-C
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
patients and very few gynecology patients. Duties involved all aspects of
gynecology patient care including: *Hospital rounds *Took call *Primary
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
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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
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
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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.
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