Education & Training
Stanford University College of Medicine, Physician Associate Program, 1988
NCCPA (national); ACLS/BLS
Emergency Medicine, Mentoring
American Academy of Physician Assistants, California Academy of Physician Assistants
Ms. Smallwood enjoys southern cooking, exercising, singing, listening to jazz, tutoring high school students and mentoring professional students.
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Philosophy of Care
I am a crisis interventionalist by nature and was born to practice emergency and urgent care medicine. It has been a wonderful ride these past 25 years gaining experience at a Level I trauma center and Stanford training ground, and now serving the wonderful patients of Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
My goal is to partner with every patient in their medical care and for them to leave our urgent care feeling knowledgeable and empowered to execute their care. The urgent care serves to fill the gap for patients when they have an urgent need, or are unable to get same-day appointments with their primary care provider. In this way, the providers at Palo Alto Medical Foundation provide daily coverage so that our patients never feel abandoned or without answers for their medical queries.
I look forward to providing your care when an urgent or emergent need arises.
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