Allison Conklin
Allison Conklin, PA-C

Meet Allison Conklin

Q&A with Allison Conklin

Q: Tell us about your background as a physician assistant.

A: I studied at Seton Hall for both undergraduate and PA school.

Q: Why did you choose to become a physician assistant?

A: My mother is a nurse, so growing up I always knew I wanted to work in medicine. When applying to colleges, I first found out about PAs, and loved how we help lessen the need for providers as the number of patients increases. I also enjoy getting to spend more time with patients.

Q: Why did you choose to practice in the (primary care /urgent care / occupational health) specialty?

A: I chose to work in primary care, because I love being able to follow up with patients and help long term management. I also enjoy urgent care, because suturing and ortho are two of my favorite aspects of medicine.

Q: What unique skills do you possess?

A: I’m compassionate and caring, and always try to hardest to ensure patients are comfortable.

Q: Describe your day to day activities, priorities and tasks. What do you like best?

A: In between seeing patients every day, I spend time following up with labs and messages.

Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?

A: I’m proud that I made it through PA school and my certification exam.

Q: What are the key challenges of this field of medicine? How is it changing?

A: I think our biggest challenge in medicine is the increasing number of patients, and ensuring everyone gets the care they deserve. Medicine changes all the time, especially now as it becomes increasingly digitized.

Q: If you couldn’t be a physician assistant, what would you be doing?

A: If I wasn’t a physician assistant, I would love to be an english professor or a Disney Imagineer.

Q: What makes working at Care Station special?

A: Care Station is interesting because it’s a great mix of established and new patients, which keeps the day interesting. Also, everyone works as a team and is more than willing to help each other out, making it an enjoyable work environment.

Q: Why should patients choose Care Station for their primary care?

A: Patients should choose Care Station for their primary care because we do an extensive checkup yearly to keep everyone healthy. Also, since there are so many providers, you can come in anytime to be seen, so you don’t have to wait to get an appointment for sick visits.

Q: Tell us a little something about yourself.

A: In my free time, I love reading. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring the city, and planning trips around the world I hope to take one day.

Q: How do you like to spend your free time?

A: Above.