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Shontel Harris

CMA

  • she/her
  • Practicing since: 2004
  • Tacoma & Pierce County

About Shontel

Shontel’s passion to care for people began when she decided to work for The Department of Social and Health services as an independent provider, caring for and providing resources to patients in lower income communities, patients with disabilities, and patients who require in-home care. During this time, Shontel continued to work as an independent provider but wanted to give more. She then decided to go back to school to become a Certified/Licensed Medical Assistant. Upon graduating, she immediately went to work for Swedish Oncology and Hematology to assist with providing care to patients with cancer and blood disorders. Not long after, Shontel grew into a leadership role to provide the tools to effectively train new staff and assist with building new processes as the clinic grew.

Shontel transferred to the Perinatal Clinic in 2009 where she would continue to work for 12 years with women of various cultural backgrounds throughout the state of Washington. She provided care to women dealing with high-risk pregnancies from genetic, chronic conditions and fetal abnormalities and assisted pregnant women experiencing homelessness to obtain a safe place to live, transportation, and insurance for care. Shontel knew then that her passions lay with helping birthing people achieve a positive pregnancy outcome and to provide emotional comfort, support, and resources to help others through an unsuccessful pregnancy.

As a Medical Assistant, Shontel continues to apply her ideas and put processes in place for safe and healthy patient care.

Education

Bryman College,
Certified Medical Assistant

Additional Clinical Interests

Clinical support to midwives, Comprehensive medical assistant training, Day-to-day problem solving, Implementing ongoing & new processes for quality patient care