Tracey Snow, RMA
After Tracey Snow’s grandfather passed away from cancer, she wanted to learn more about healthcare and to help people through the severe changes she saw her grandfather face while he was sick.
Tracey became a Registered Medical Assistant and today she works hard to help nephrology patients at Northwest Renal Clinic in Portland, Oregon.
In the nephrology department, patients go through dialysis, medication, dietary adjustments and doctor visits on a daily basis. Tracey recognizes that every patient is in a different stage of their treatment, so she is attentive to their individual needs and helps patients feel more at home.
Tracey says she learns something new every day, because situations in the nephrology department can be matters of life or death. When Tracey first arrives at work, she always asks herself, “Who can I help today and how?” Tracey’s AMT certification demonstrates to people how committed she is to her work.
Tracey takes her commitment to healthcare beyond the doors of Northwest Renal Clinic by educating her community on what it means to have healthy kidneys. She shares her knowledge through presentations to church groups, neighbors, friends and family about dietary guidelines and maintaining control of blood pressure, which is critical for healthy kidneys.
“I am always looking for new ways to help people keep their kidneys healthy,” said Tracey. “Many people are not aware of what it takes to have healthy kidneys and that is why I help.” Her AMT certification demonstrates to people how committed she is to her work.
When Tracey is not working, she is deep-sea fishing, gardening and remaining active outdoors. When she retires, she hopes to live on the Oregon coast to fish and to continue volunteering her time in public health education.