The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Audrey Caro Gomez
Of The New Era 

Samaritan PA aims for ‘compassion and understanding’


March 22, 2016

MEAGHAN O’CONNOR chats with patient Carroll Rice after an exam this week. Photo by Audrey Caro Gomez

Meaghan O’Connor was conflicted about being a nutrition major when she worked at McDonald’s while in college.

Something didn’t compute, she said.

“My dad actually suggested that I apply for a job at a local care facility,” O’Connor said. “It’s sort of in the medical field. It just clicked. I really liked my job there. I liked working with the elderly. It was an all-around good experience, I think.”

Now that she’s a physician’s assistant at Sweet Home Family Medicine, that age group is still one of O’Connor’s favorites to work with.

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