Zoryana Dougan, PA-C

Meet Zoryana Dougan

Q&A with Zoryana Dougan

  • Q: Tell us about your background as a physician assistant.
    A: I originally entered into a pharmacy program in the Ukraine. After becoming a US citizen, I attended William Paterson University and got my Bachelors Degree of Science. I went on to Slippery Rock University and got my Masters Degree in Physician Assistant studies.
  • Q: Why did you choose to become a physician assistant?
    A: It has always been my goal to make a difference in people’s lives. Nowhere is that more clear than with medicine.
  • Q: Why did you choose to practice in an open access primary care practice?
    A: Open access primary care provides a wide variety of cases that will always challenge me and help me to grow in my profession. Each patient is an individual and as such, that is how I treat them.
  • Q: What unique skills do you possess?
    A: I’m fluent in Russian and Ukrainian. This provides me the opportunity to help a variety of patients that might not be as comfortable with the English language. I am able to relate and explain why I’m using a specific treatment.
  • Q: Describe your day to day activities, priorities and tasks. What do you like best?
    A: It is all about the patients. The best part is helping every patient that I have an opportunity to treat.
  • Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?
    A: I’m proud that I was able to become a US citizen, learn an entirely new language, and follow my dream to work in medicine. I have always wanted to be a Physician Assistant.
  • Q: What are the key challenges of this field of medicine? How is it changing?
    A: Providing the same level of care for underprivileged communities as all others. Healthcare work is a high demand field and the goals of Care Station are the same as mine, care for all patients on the highest level possible. Preventative care is key.
  • Q:If you couldn’t be a physician assistant, what would you be doing?
    A: If I was not a Physician Assistant, then I would have pursued a Pharmacy career.
  • Q: What makes working at Care Station special?
    A: The variety of patients and being able to practice both urgent care and primary care.
  • Q: Why should patients choose Care Station for their primary care?
    A: Care Station goes above and beyond the traditional level of care by not only providing urgent care but focusing on preventative care so that the urgent care needs are far and few between. This increases the quality of life for all of our patients.
  • Q: Tell us a little something about yourself.
    A: I have lived in the United States for less than 20 years and I’m grateful for every opportunity. I work hard everyday to be here.
  • Q: How do you like to spend your free time?
    A: I spent as much time as possible with my family. Family and work are my two passions.

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