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Jamie Ellingwood PA-C, MMSc providing Migrant care in North Carolina

 

Jamie Ellingwood is a physician assistant from Emory’s class of 2008.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Ohio. Before starting at Emory, she participated in an Americorps*NCCC program where she traveled throughout the US assisting in disaster relief and other community projects.  Emory served as a launching pad to further her passion for work with the underserved.  During her time at Emory she participated in the Good Samaritan clinic, worked several weeks with the South Georgia Farmworker Health project, and did an international rotation in Zambia, working with an HIV/AIDS program. 

 Since graduating she has been working in a small group family practice in the mountains of rural western North Carolina.  The practice consists of two physicians and two physician assistants and she sees a wide variety of patients and daily complaints.  Whether she is providing acute care or care for chronic problems, one of her favorite parts of her practice is the chance to provide services for multiple generations of one family.  The close knit community that she practices in thrives on having a close relationship with their providers and patients frequently bring in eggs, breads, cakes or garden produce to show their appreciation. 

 Jamie has also been the medical provider of a local migrant health care program, Vecinos, since August 2010.  She sees both seasonal and migrant agriculture workers primarily as “home” visits and is greatly appreciative of the recent acquisition of a mobile clinic van to help conduct her assessments.  She believes Emory prepared her wonderfully for this opportunity and she has been especially grateful for the chance to serve this population (and improve her Spanish!)

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