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Dorothea Best

Dorothea Best faculty Title: Program Director, Medical Assistant and Assistant Director, Allied Health Academy
Location: Penn Foster

Dorothea is the Assistant Director of the Allied Heath Academy and Program Director for our Medical Assistant program. She also has over 30 years’ experience working in the medical field as an Educator and Healthcare Provider.

Prior to joining Penn Foster, she was the Medical Program Director at Fortis Institute. Additionally, she has worked as a Physician Assistant-Certified in various surgical practices.

Dorothea’s favorite hobby is scrapbooking.

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personal caregiver resources
If you’re the personal caregiver for a friend or family member, you know it can be a very lonely and confusing position to be in. But you’re not completely alone! Besides taking the advice of your patient’s doctor and sticking to medical guidelines, there are some helpful online resources for caregivers that can take the edge off your stress.
personal caregiver skills
With skyrocketing healthcare costs, more people than ever end up having to provide personal care for a sick or disabled loved one. If you’re not sure you can provide home care for your family or friend, see if you have a few of these necessary skills before hiring out a home health service!
medical assistant interview
Patricia Angeles began her career as a medical assistant; she is now an office manager and case work specialist. Read about her experiences with medical assistant training and advice she has for future medical assistants in this Student Life Blog post!
what does a personal caregiver do
Facing the prospect of at-home care around an already hectic schedule packed with work, family, life may make you nervous. But understanding what a personal caregiver does day-to-day can make it less overwhelming. Take a look at some of the tasks personal caregivers do here!
Though formal education is not required for medical assistants, many employers prefer it – and that might be due to the fact that higher education for the job also includes vital hands-on training. Learn why medical assistant education and training is considered so important for employers here!

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