PracticeLink Magazine

Summer 2019

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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Page 72 of 83 S UMMER 2019 73 live & practice see how strong and resilient children are," says Abdelhafez. "Their honest smiles and giggles is what drew me to becoming a pediatrician." He completed h is ped iatric residency at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. During that time, he did clinical rotations at several facilities, including the People's Community Clinic (PCC), which has two sites in Austin. It was the rotation he enjoyed most. "Community medicine holds a special place in my heart because I grew up getting check-ups in a similar setting," he says. "That's why I have dedicated myself to serving this population." Now a specialist in general pediatrics at P CC, Abdelhafez enjoys work ing at a m ission- driven organization alongside committed colleagues. "The providers and staff at PCC genuinely care and strive to provide the best health care to our patients as well as promote community resources such as cooking classes, su mmer camp programs, free lunches over the summer school break and much more," he says. In addition to providing primary ca re outpatient ser v ices, the clinic has a number of unique programs that aim to support its patient population. "One of my favorite resources is our go A l S program, which helps facilitate commu nication with schools regarding school evaluations/ testing," says Abdelhafez. This program helps schools effectively manage conditions like A D h D and other learning disabilities among students. P P C a l so h a s a n i n-hou se pharmacy to provide medications for uninsured patients. "We don't only treat diseases, but also social determinants of health," says Abdelhafez. As a provider, Abdelhafez feels appreciated by his colleagues — and the feeling is mutual. " Ever yone i s de d icate d to providing exceptional care to our patients, but we also show our friends and colleagues appreciation for all their hard work," he says. "This helps sustain our efforts to continue our mission of improving t he hea lt h of t he me d ica l ly underserved and uninsured of Central Texas by providing high- quality, affordable health care with dignity and respect." W hen it comes to choosing a health care employer in Austin, physicians have options. Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas is the primary teaching hospital for the Dell Medica l School. The university has three other teaching hospitals in the area, including a children's hospital. All four hospitals are part of the Seton Healthcare Family, a network with over 100 clinical locations. T h e r e 's a l s o S t . D a v i d 's HealthCare, a health system with more than 119 sites across Central Texas. The network, which is the third largest private employer in the Austin area, has a partnership with two nonprofits: St. David's Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation. W h i le the city u ndoubted ly attracts music lovers, there are lots of ways to enjoy Austin. According A WellSpan Physician Career: What's your goal? Join WellSpan Medical Group, a physician- led organizaƟon providing innovaƟve care throughout central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. We are part of WellSpan Health, one of the region's largest integrated health systems with more than 1,500 providers, a network of eight community and teaching hospitals, 170 paƟent care locaƟons and comprehensive specialty care services. We're transforming the paƟent experience through health IT and care coordinaƟon across providers, care environments and life stages. And, with Summit Health now part of WellSpan Health, we are working together to enhance community- based health care in Franklin County and across central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. At WellSpan, your goals are our goals. To learn more about physician and other provider opportuniƟes, or to apply, visit or send your CV to: Josh Irwin, MBA Director, Physician RecruiƟng

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