正规电子游艺平台邀请您更多地了解Dr. Heincelman and her journey to become a family physician as we celebrate Women’s History Month 2021.
Q: What influenced you most in your decision to become a physician?
A: While my journey here has been challenging at times and I continue to struggle with work-life balance of being a working mom to twin boys, 我不会做任何改变. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a doctor. While there is not one particular thing that led me to this decision, I just know that ever since I was little and my family asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, 答案总是医生. As I made my way through college, I contemplated other careers in science. 我花了两个暑假和一位肿瘤学家在圣. 路易斯主要从事研究工作. However, he would let me tag along with him to his clinic once a week. I remember being in awe of the relationships that he had with his patients and the trust they placed in his care for them. This was ultimately what drove me to choose a career in medicine, the physician-patient relationship. 在今天的实践中，我仍然非常重视这一点. "
Q: What have some of your greatest rewards been as a primary care physician?
A: "I love having the ability to form relationships with patients and their extended family, 照顾他们, 帮助他们过上更健康的生活, and hopefully explaining things in a manner that is understandable and relatable to them. I always tell my patient’s that I truly do think of them and remember them even outside of the office, wondering how they are doing with various things that we have discussed or various challenges that they are facing. It is truly an honor that they have placed their trust and health in me."
A: "I am blessed to be a part of 伯克利家庭诊所. 从我参加面试的那一刻起, I could tell that the other providers here were truly in medicine for the right reasons, 真诚地想要帮助别人, and that they also place a high value on the patient-physician relationship. My hope is that I am able to continue to gain the trust of my patients and form lasting relationships as their physician so that I may be a part of their “family” long into the future."
Q: Do you have any words of encouragement for a young girl or a woman who wishes to dream big just as you have?
A: "I have been very blessed to have unwavering support of my family throughout the arduous process of becoming a physician. I specifically remember a teacher in high school (not a very good one :), telling me that I would never make it as a physician and that as a female I would “hit the glass ceiling”. While I had unending support from many other teachers throughout my life, 这个挑战一直困扰着我. With unending amounts of hard work and support from my family and many other teachers along the way, 我成功地完成了我的目标. I would tell any young females that the key to success is believing in yourself and your dream, placing trust in your family and friends who believe in you, 还有很多艰苦的工作."
Dr. Heincelman来自俄亥俄州的新费城. She attended University of Dayton where she received a B.S. 主修生物学，辅修社会工作. She went on to attend medical school at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina where she served as Chief Resident. 她获得了家庭医学委员会的认证.
Dr. Heincelman loves spending time with her husband, Marc, twin boys, and her dogs. She resides on James Island where she enjoys running, reading, and spending time at the beach. 她也是一个体育迷——加油爱尔兰人!