Meet Paul Waksman
Office Locations: West Orange
Q&A with Paul Waksman
- Q: Tell us about your background as a physician assistant.A: My first medical experience was working as a student athletic trainer for the university of Maryland football team where I originally fell in love with medicine. I graduated PA school at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia before moving back home to New Jersey.
- Q: Why did you choose to become a physician assistant?A: I wanted to be on the front lines of medicine. Becoming a PA allows me the opportunity to make a positive impact in people’s lives medically and personally.
- Q: Why did you choose to practice in an open access primary care practice?A: Primary care is general medicine where I am exposed to a broad range of medical conditions and pathologies which is exciting. Acting as an urgent care as well is a limitless benefit for patients as it allows to see a doctor they know and trust for more acute situations.
- Q: What unique skills do you possess?A: Having been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a young age, I feel like I can put myself in the patient’s shoes and understand the value of educating and setting expectations.
- Q: Describe your day to day activities, priorities and tasks. What do you like best?A: I will start my day off by refilling medication requests and answering any messages. Once my first patient arrives, it’s all about them. My favorite part is meeting patients and building relationships with them over time.
- Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?A: Getting into and graduating from PA school.
- Q: What are the key challenges of this field of medicine? How is it changing?A: Primary care requires a vast array of medical knowledge and skill. There is already a ton of medical information out there, but it is constantly evolving and staying on top of it is critical.
- Q: If you couldn’t be a physician assistant, what would you be doing?A: Playing baseball for the Yankees.
- Q: What makes working at Care Station special?A: Having specialists in house makes patient care seamless and a great resource for easy access. Also, every employee here is greatly valued leading to a sense of teamwork and high job satisfaction.
- Q: Why should patients choose Care Station for their primary care?A: Great staff, great capabilities and in-house specialists.
- Q: Tell us a little something about yourself.A: I enjoy golf. You can find me searching for my shots in the woods.
- Q: How do you like to spend your free time?A: Anything with sports whether its watching or playing. Hanging out with family and friends. Traveling.