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Ina C.

physician assistant luvs teaching;unable to practice due to disability

physician assistant luvs teaching;unable to practice due to disability

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I am a trained physician assistant who has practiced clinically in this field for 23+ years. In my caring for people as I help them get well, I spent a great deal of time teaching people about their problems, how to get well quicker AND how to prevent illness again. I guess in this nature I have taught all my adult life. I found myself drawn to teaching children of all ages and their parents about their problems through talking, drawings that they could take home, copies of any imaging...

I am a trained physician assistant who has practiced clinically in this field for 23+ years. In my caring for people as I help them get well, I spent a great deal of time teaching people about their problems, how to get well quicker AND how to prevent illness again. I guess in this nature I have taught all my adult life. I found myself drawn to teaching children of all ages and their parents about their problems through talking, drawings that they could take home, copies of any imaging studies with age level explanations for show and tell and I even show up at show and tell if requested. I just love to see the "aha" moment come into a child's eyes or face when they get it. It is the warmest feeling in my heart to know I have just allayed fears and helped a child understand at their level what they are going through.

I have taught formally to medical students, nursing and nurse practitioner students, PA students and all other types of allied health students. But I have also taught children in their classrooms (invited by the children, parents or the teacher). I have also lectured to medical schools, PA schools, nurse practitioner schools, grand rounds at the hospital and a large number of would be specialists (resident cohorts). I always bring my lectures to them back to the patient. Each patient and family group MUST understand the process of injury and healing so that the body will work with them to heal. We all have the potential to heal. Just as we all have the potential to learn. Each person needs a different approach to presenting the information. I particularly love to work with 2 - 4 year olds enriching their natural play with learning to investigate, setting up simple experiments to prove their own hypotheses and discussing why something did or did not work and how to fix it.

I am able to find many ways to break down a problem into little chunks to help the child understand each chunk and then put it together into the whole. I also am able to use items that a child likes to play with to hel


Education

Connecticut College
BA in zoology
Yale School of Medicine PA School
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Corporate Training

Medical Coding,

Medical Coding

I have been self-coding my own clinical charts for over 23 years. I take yearly coding up date courses for clinicians to maintain proficiency. I have had professional audits done of my coding and they have all been found to be coding highly accurately. I also have taught coding to clinicians (not the most friendly group in this subject) in specialty areas.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Science, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

As a biology and zoology major in college these are two subjects close to my heart. I utilize them daily in my practice as a physician assistant. These subjects are the basic building blocks to understanding maintenance of health in partnership with my patients.
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Biology

Biology

As a biology and zoology major in college these are two subjects close to my heart. I utilize them daily in my practice as a physician assistant. These subjects are the basic building blocks to understanding maintenance of health in partnership with my patients.

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

My work as a surgical physician assistant required learning anatomy with the medical students at Yale and utilizing it daily in practice. I have practiced as a Physician Assistant for more than 20 years. With each patient I do a physical exam - either complete (head to toe) or focused, problem addressed. I use a cased-based method of teaching to give each client a scenario onto which to hook the new information. Sometimes it is a significantly serious scenario; but other times it can be a silly scenario - people never forget the easy way for Mom to get a pea or a bean out of a child's nostril. Ask me about it and I will tell you.
Biology,

Biology

As a biology and zoology major in college these are two subjects close to my heart. I utilize them daily in my practice as a physician assistant. These subjects are the basic building blocks to understanding maintenance of health in partnership with my patients.
Medical Coding,

Medical Coding

I have been self-coding my own clinical charts for over 23 years. I take yearly coding up date courses for clinicians to maintain proficiency. I have had professional audits done of my coding and they have all been found to be coding highly accurately. I also have taught coding to clinicians (not the most friendly group in this subject) in specialty areas.
Microbiology,

Microbiology

I took many hours of microbiology during my PA student years at Yale school of Medicine. we took the same course as the med student. As I practice each day working with patients, I use my many hours of micro learned in school and more learned each day I work. It is one of those subjects vital to the practice of medicine and dentistry.
Pharmacology,

Pharmacology

During my PA training I received 80 graduate course hours in Pharmacology; I study articles on new pharmaceutical products every day; to be competent in my job, I must master the bevy of new meds on the market both esoteric and for the treatment of orphan diseases. But, as a PA I still have to recertify nationally with 100 hrs of continuing education credit 8-10 of which need to be in pharmacology; I also must recertify by national exam in family practice - even though I specialize in surgery, I test in the broad specialty of all - Family Practice. Every PA does. Keeps me up to date on pharmacology
Physiology,

Physiology

Physiology and anatomy were courses I excelled in during high school, college and Physician Assistant school. I use them every day and are an integral part of my being. I have also taught many subjects on a graduate school level including physiology and anatomy. I love to teach using a real world case based method to help students find a way to remember new and intensive information. I've been teaching in the classroom as well as precepting clinically using this method. I find students really remember the data much betterthis way.
Zoology

Zoology

My qualifications in zoology include this as my major in college. I was lucky enough to do 3 honors studies that I developed with the assistance of my college adviser and scientists in the community. 1. Regrowth of limbs in certain lizards and the relationship to humans. 2. Human respiratory physiology working with a team of researchers from Mass General Hospital on the diving reflex of seals. I supported that team while they were in Antarctica. 3. Research in rheumatoid arthritis in rats at the electron microscope level.

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Biology

Biology

As a biology and zoology major in college these are two subjects close to my heart. I utilize them daily in my practice as a physician assistant. These subjects are the basic building blocks to understanding maintenance of health in partnership with my patients.

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Medical Coding

Medical Coding

I have been self-coding my own clinical charts for over 23 years. I take yearly coding up date courses for clinicians to maintain proficiency. I have had professional audits done of my coding and they have all been found to be coding highly accurately. I also have taught coding to clinicians (not the most friendly group in this subject) in specialty areas.

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knowledgeable and patient

She will first find out your style of learning and teach to that. I love fact that she knows her stuff and I recommend her to anyone trying to get through pharmacology. I will be taking more lessons with her.

Stephanie, 2 lessons with Ina

Very patient and motivational tutor

Ina has been extremely helpful teaching me during my Physical Diagnosis course in PA school. Her tips and pointers have helped me on my exams and skills tests and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a tutor.

Jonathan, 6 lessons with Ina

world of knowledge

Ina did an excellent job preparing me for my test. I would Definitely use her again in the near future. She’s very flexible with her hours as well

Heather, 16 lessons with Ina

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

She was able to breakdown the classes of different antibiotics and gives generic/brand names, dosages, and examples of when to use each one. We also discussed the most common emergencies you would see in an ER setting and how you would treat each one. A wonderful tutor with an incredible understanding for where you are at in your studies and what you struggle with.

Leah, 5 lessons with Ina

Knowledgeable, Practical, and Effective

I am currently in an online family nurse practitioner program. As you can imagine, there is some very difficult coursework involved. Ina C. has been instrumental in assisting me to succeed. Ina is an amazing wealth of knowledge, and even more impressively, she has the ability to impart her knowledge in a very practical and understanding way. The two areas of study where I sought her help were Pharmacology, and Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan. As you can imagine, the amount of information to try and learn for both of these subjects is massive and overwhelming. Ina was/is able to breakdown the material so that it is organized and understandable. Because of Ina's practicality when tutoring, an unexpected bonus for me was that this information became immediately usable. While in school, I am continuing to work as an ICU RN, and I already find myself applying my new-found knowledge in my day to day practice at work. Without Ina's guidance, I do not feel that I would have succeeded as well as I did in my courses. I must add that she also teaches important test taking strategies. There are many qualified tutors available through Wyzant, but Ina is at the top of the list. I am forever grateful for her guidance, patience, and mentorship.

Kerry, 14 lessons with Ina

Knowledgeable Tutor

Ina was a great help in preparing me for my Health Assessment exams. She was very willing to work with my busy schedule and gave me as much time as I needed to cover topics. Ina is very knowledgeable and taught me in a way that I will be able to utilize the information in my future practice.

Angela, 2 lessons with Ina

Amazing tutor

Ina really helped with understanding the concepts to the menstrual cycle, medications and treatments for STI’s and birth control options.

Amanda, 19 lessons with Ina

Amazing

Ina helped me in finishing my peds SOAP note and understanding the diagnoses. Her help on this topic has been beyond reproach and she is very knowledgeable in what she does. She’s truly an influence for all to follow.

Amanda, 24 lessons with Ina

Knowledgeable tutor

So helpful to talk through sticking points! Ina was knowledgeable in the areas I was unfamiliar or just didn't know. She was able to ask clarifying questions to help me process and understand the material.

Maggie, 4 lessons with Ina
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