November 19, 2018

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Player, Coach, Therapist: Ryan Hebrink on His Passion for Athletics

When it comes to sports, there is no bigger fanatic than Physical Therapist Ryan Hebrink. From playing baseball, to coaching football, to helping athletes at the Carris Health Clinic-Skylark Center, Ryan has found a way to keep his passion for athletics alive in all aspects of his life. When Ryan decided to become a physical [More] ... [Read More...]

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Finding His Calling: Dr. Atul Mishra’s Journey to Pediatric Care in Marshall

Most kids have posters of their favorite athlete or singer but Marshall Pediatrician, Dr. Atul Mishra, grew up with a picture of India’s Surgeon General on his wall. Growing up in Allahabad, India, he received the picture as a gift from the president of his local medical school when he was thirteen years old.  “I decided I wanted to become a doctor when I was … [More]

Dr. Eric Hernandez

The Science Behind Sleep: Neurologist Dr. Eric Hernandez on His Passion for Sleep Medicine

Like many children growing up, Dr. Eric Hernandez always wanted to be like his father. As the son of a physician, Dr. Hernandez did follow in his father’s footsteps and learned that it was more than the job title that guided him. “Watching my dad in his role as a physician, my perception of what a physician was really changed over time,” Dr. Hernandez explained. “Being a … [More]

Dr. Mark Johnston

Best Foot Forward: Dr. Mark Johnston on Practicing Podiatry

When podiatrist Dr. Mark Johnston decided to go into the medical field, he imagined himself in the classroom instead of an operating room. That’s why, after completing his residency at the University of Texas, he decided to work in the collegiate setting. However, after four years at the University of Texas, Dr. Johnston realized there was something missing from his … [More]

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Putting Patients First: Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith on the Importance of Rural Health Care

From the editor of her school newspaper, to physician, to health system CEO, Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith never imagined she would have the career she does today. Growing up, she didn’t dream of becoming a doctor as many physicians do. Instead, with a passion for literature and languages, Dr. Smith had ambitions to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. But that all … [More]