Sijo Devasia, PA-C

Meet Sijo Devasia

Office Locations: West Orange

Q&A with Sijo Devasia

  • Q: Tell us about your background as a physician assistant.
    A: As a student, I entered an accelerated PA program completing my undergraduate studies in Medical Science in 3 years followed by my Master’s in Physician Assistant studies in 2019. I have prior experience in urgent care and primary care.
  • Q: Why did you choose to become a physician assistant?
    A: The potential of a physician assistant is multi-faceted. The role requires you to put on a disciplined helmet with the ability to work as a physician extender in whatever field you pursue. The maneuverability on top of the support team makes it a highly fulfilling, demanding, and rewarding endeavor.
  • Q: Why did you choose to practice in an open access primary care practice?
    A: In this particular field, you see a near complete web of diagnoses and treatments requiring consistent grit to master. It’s a consistently evolving field with a wealth of information to acquire and implement to impact lives positively. There is nothing quite as pivotal as open access primary care.
  • Q: What unique skills do you possess?
    A: I believe my strongest attribute is to humanize each and every experience with authenticity. We all live in a tough world but as long as we are willing to lend a helping hand, we will endure.
  • Q: Describe your day to day activities, priorities and tasks. What do you like best?
    A: I am constantly juggling a variety of duties in between seeing patients, charting, and completing notes. Prior to the start of my shift, I review the day’s patients and prior notes I personally reviewed on complex patient cases. Overall, my favorite experience is the ability to connect with a variety of patients in all walks of life. Likewise, the staff at Care Station works as a collective team, each and every person playing a monumental role.
  • Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?
    A: My biggest accomplishment is the fact that despite arising from a low socioeconomic background in a destabilized family environment, I somehow kept my head high to pursue medicine. The field is highly rewarding, and I thank my mother, a superb Registered nurse, for showing me this pathway.
  • Q: What are the key challenges of this field of medicine? How is it changing?
    A: The realization that as you attain more and more knowledge, you come to realize the massivity of what you do not know. It’s a tough recipe to make, but with persistence and fortitude, we all can keep learning. Medicine is currently undergoing a transformation unlike any other. Change is inevitable and it is up to each and every one of us to stay as informed as possible, asking all the right questions. Likewise, one must be willing to listen to an answer given to any question asked.
  • Q:If you couldn’t be a physician assistant, what would you be doing?
    A: Acting. During college, I took as many theater and acting classes I was allowed to take and found each experience exhilarating.
  • Q: What makes working at Care Station special?
    A: Care Station works tirelessly to keep on top of emergent, urgent, and primary care patients. It is a field of consistent management with a team of genuine, hard-working individuals who are here to only serve the community.
  • Q: Why should patients choose Care Station for their primary care?
    A: As someone who requires routine medical care with the dual perspective of being on the provider side, Care Station goes above and beyond to serve the patient. Nowadays the healthcare mindset requires superb clinical acumen with an approachable staff. We are here to help.
  • Q: Tell us a little something about yourself.
    A: I was originally born in Hollywood, Florida and moved to NJ in 2002. Having been here since, I’ve learned what’s it’s like to enjoy all 4 seasons of the year. My mindset is consistently on curiosity, which I find to be the most useful tool to have in one’s toolkit.
  • Q: How do you like to spend your free time?
    A: Lifting, reading, and spending time with my two kittens, Taika and Maui.

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