My name is Fabiola Arreola and I am a patient of the Multnomah County Health Center. Since my first medical visit to what was then-the-Westside clinic in downtown Portland, I have received excellent service from the doctor and staff. During this time, my family and I were going through a very difficult situation. My doctor helped me find the adequate treatment and resources for my family.
In that moment became my urgency to become a medical assistant. Every time I reached out for medical help, I felt like I was treated like family. The doctor and her assistant worried not only but my health status, but also about other aspects of my life. When I was informed the clinic I attended would be closed, I felt very sad, thinking that I would lose part of my family and that I would once again be alone and starting again to seek the help I needed.