Member Stories

Human Behavior Institute Las Vegas, NV

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HUMAN BEHAVIOR INSTITUTE (HBI) was founded in 1990 by Dr. Anis Abi-Karam, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who had a vision to develop a full-service behavioral health organization.

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Jasser Khairallah Kirksville, MO

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This is why I wake up early and go to sleep late, to make a positive impact in my patients’ health

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Manda Smith, Loan Repayment Program Alum Choctaw, MS

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You can feel the connection with your patients; you can see a light turn on in their eyes. It is like they are being heard for the first time.

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Brian Freeman, Students to Service Awardee Fairfax, VA

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I want to be a doctor that patients can trust and know I will give them the best advice I can. I want to be their health coach that guides them through any challenge that may arise.

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Drs. Arthur and Suzanne Fournier New Orleans, LA

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The more respect and understanding you show for each patient, the more likely they are to follow your suggestions and keep coming back for care

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Courtney Levine Kenosha, WI

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The majority are established patients, and many I’ve now seen for over three years

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James Pecard Chicago, IL

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Every day there is one person whose life I really feel I helped change.

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Jaclyn Greising Philadelphia, PA

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I soon discovered I could learn as much from my patients as they could from me.

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Rishi Manchanda, MD Los Angeles, CA

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Regardless of where we live and who we are; health is shaped by where we live, work, and play.

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Nicholas Box, Physician Assistant Orofino, ID

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I'm looking forward to being able to really see how my younger patients do in the future

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Mary Gainer Rowlesburg and Newburg, WV

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A family doctor remains the most comprehensive way to care for communities

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Maida Mascorro Roma, TX

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The loan repayment offered through the Corps is such a blessing to me

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One World Community Center Omaha, NE

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It’s a great way to expose students to what work is like at OneWorld

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Maritza Alvarado, MD Syracuse, NY

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My experience with the Corps opened many doors for me.

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Jacquetta Woods, Physician Assistant Fayetteville, NC

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I love working with teens … I can really connect with them.

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David Cutsforth, M.D. and David Grube, M.D. Philomath, Oregon

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I would never want to leave a place where I am very close to my patients

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Presbyterian Medical Services NHSC Site, NM

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1,100 employees working in almost 100 programs in 38 communities

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Sara Back, FNP, MPH New York, NY

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Coming from the public health field, I developed a strong sense of giving back. The mentor/mentee relationship turns out to be beneficial for everybody. I feel that you just have to give back!

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Christin Donnelly, Students to Service Awardee Baltimore, MD

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I considered specializing briefly, but I was drawn to family medicine because it encompasses everything. As a family practitioner, I will have the opportunity to treat the whole patient – not just one aspect of their health.

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Stephen Pasquini, Physican Assistant Greenfield, CA

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I knew it was something I wanted to do.

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Heather Kovich, M.D. Shiprock, NM

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My relationship with my patients is…rewarding to me.

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Kristen Frank, MD Kodiak, AK

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When I learned about the NHSC, it was a natural fit.

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Katherine Culp, D.M.D. Gadsden, AL

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It is a perfect match for me.

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Heather Reynolds, MSN, CNM, FACNM New Haven, CT

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The NHSC made my dream a reality.

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Darryl S. Salvador, PsyD Honolulu, HI

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The National Health Service Corps has been a wonderful part of my life.

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Dereck Davis, M.D. Vicksburg, MS

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I knew a career helping those in need was for me.

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Alicia Taylor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Hopkinsville, KY

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Being an NHSC member…has been a life changing experience for me.

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Rita Meadows, Family Nurse Practitioner Sussex County, DE

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Being creative and knowledgeable of the resources available for diabetic patients is essential.

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Fabian Valle Aurora, CO

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A colleague told me about the NHSC Ambassador Program.

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Shana Kaplan, Nurse Practitioner La Follette, TN

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I’ve felt a passion for health care for as long as I can remember.

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Jessica Jacobs, M.D. Gouverneur, NY

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For me, this is a wonderful way to practice medicine.

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