From October 6-12, we celebrate National Physician Assistant Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health.
Find out more about Carli Hammer, PA-C from MD Kids Pediatrics Saner.
Why did you become a PA?
I consider myself to be an altruist and I truly just want to help others. I also like making sick people feel better!
How long have you been a PA?
Almost 2 years
What is the best thing you enjoy about being a PA?
I love working with children! They are so honest and make me laugh! They also teach me something new every day!
What has been your greatest success or accomplishment as a PA?
I love it when a kid who was previously really sick comes back to the clinic all better, it really makes my job worthwhile! I also love it when patients specifically come to see me, it truly warms my heart!
What is the best part of your day?
When I ask little kids if they have a boyfriend or girlfriend and they have the cutest reactions!
What is your favorite treat (food, candy, etc.)?
I’m a chocoholic!