Health Spotlight — Kelsi Martin

Kelsi Martin

AGE: 19.

YEARS IN PRACTICE: Five months.

DEGREES: Has LPN license and working toward BSN degree. 

JOB: LPN II on Med-Surg floor at Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee.

ADDRESS: Fort Gibson.

WHAT DREW YOU TO THE FIELD OF MEDICINE?

"The diversity of medicine is what drew me to it. There are so many options you can do within the medical field. Medicine is also a field where there is always room to grow."

WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU FACE IN YOUR FIELD?

"The challenges in my field is that you will never know everything. People expect you to have all the answers and know everything about everything but in all honesty, it is impossible. I do a lot of googling of diseases and medicines in my day."

WHAT'S THE NO. 1 THING YOU WANT PATIENTS TO KNOW?

"I want my patients to know is that I am always on their side. Being in the hospital gets overwhelming and sometimes the patient feels unheard. I will always be their voice when needed, and an ear to listen when needed."

 NOMINATE SOMEONE:

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— Kenton Brooks

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