My name is Betsy Frazier and I go to Johnson High school. I am apart of the Honors Mentorship Program and I have chosen to intern at Georgia Family Care with Dr. Lewis and at the emergency room at North East Georgia Medical Center with Ashley Hooper, LPN. I knew that I wanted to go into the medical field, so I decided to go on different pathways so I could see the different sides and careers in the medical field. At Georgia Family care I have gotten to see the atmosphere of a doctors office, which is more relaxed and not as intense. I typically review patient charts and discus treatments with Dr. Lewis. At the emergency room, I have been exposed to many different injuries and illnesses in which I get to help assist and observe. Each day is different in the emergency room but I typically take urine samples to the lab and see many diseases that effect a range of ages that require a proper diagnosis. I have learned about many diseases, medications, and treatments from my mentorships. Before mentoring at these two locations I had a limited knowledge of the medical field, but it has been vastly expanded thanks to the staff at the North East Georgia Medical Center Emergency Room and Georgia Family Care.
Throughout my research regarding Epidermolysis Bullosa I have learned more and more about the different types of wound care that is used. I have concluded that the best treatment plan for patients with EB is to discuss the disease with doctors that are aware and programs that help fund research for EB. It is crucial to be informed about the disease and know how to care for the wounds. In addition the proper tools will be needed in order to keep the wounds sanitary and eliminate infection as much as possible. The best way to obtain a cure or more effective treatment is through funding and research, are you ready to make a difference too?