This week we are highlighting Sue Giamo as our provider of the week! Sue is a PA and has been part of the Relias Healthcare team since 2018. Read below how Relias Healthcare has impacted her work experience!
Favorite things about working at Relias Healthcare
Working for Relias Healthcare has allowed me to begin to train as a Telehealth provider, which is the future of Emergency Medicine. APC’s are in a position to provide critical care to very sick patients in smaller EDs in rural areas. I am excited about being a part of this venture. I feel respected as a practitioner and I feel like my input is factored into the decision making process for patient care as well as company policies.
Favorite part about working in the ED
Many people come to see us at the worst time in their lives. Sometimes we are able to offer reassurance to offset their worst fears, sometimes we are able to provide lifesaving measures with amazing speed and skill. Sometimes we have to give terrible news to the loved ones of those who could not be saved, and sometimes we help a family find a better way to care for their loved one. I don’t get to do all of it every day, but all of it is important. Working in the ED makes me feel like what I do for work matters to others. Every day I can make a difference in the life of someone else.
Favorite thing about your community
I am a member of the Executive Committee of my local chapter of the University of Alabama Alumni Association and I donate as much time as I can to raise money for scholarships for Tuscaloosa County high school seniors. Last year we gave out over $115,000.00 in scholarships to deserving students. Although I am a very big Alabama sports fan and season ticket holder for several sports, I am proud of my school and work hard to provide the opportunity for others to attend. I am a Tuscaloosa native (although I lived in New England for almost 30 years) so I still have friends I have known most of my life that I see on a regular basis.
Anything else you would like to share?
I have been a hospitalist, PCM at an Air Force Base clinic, wellness clinic, orthopedic surgical PA as well as an Emergency Medicine PA. I firmly believe the Physician Assistant is the best career ever. I thoroughly enjoy precepting and allowing students to shadow.
I lived on an island off the coast of Maine and was the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, ran the Post Office, held a lobster license and a pyrotechnic license. I also organized the annual Frenchboro Lobster Festival and was Director of EMS. I saw Faith Hill sing at the Blue Hill Fair when she had a terrible perm and braces.