My name is Michelle Cornejo and I am the receptionist here at Seven Hills Woman's Health. I am a Texas native who originally moved from Dallas to Austin to pursue a BA from The University of Texas at Austin, and have stayed in Austin ever since. Living in Austin, I have worked for an array of different companies each teaching me valuable lessons. For my most recent job I worked as an instructor for children and learned so much from the experience. It was a total gift to be able to teach a child a life skill and watch their confidence grow! Those moments will always be very precious to me, and I am very proud to have been a part of that. As time passed however, I realized it was time for me to move on to a new chapter in my life. I've learned through trial and error what I prioritize in my work which is getting the opportunity to connect with my community. By chance I stumbled upon Dr. Prisacaru's office one morning.
As soon as I walked into her office, I felt welcomed. I knew immediately that this was the place for me, and I wasn't wrong. After I was extended an offer to work at Seven Hills Woman's Health, I was overjoyed! I felt like all of my hard work prepared me for this opportunity. Now that I have worked here for some time, I am so grateful to be surrounded by these beautiful souls I get to call my coworkers. I feel such excitement coming into this office and getting to know our patients. I look forward to being the first person that greets every one of you as you step through our doors.
My name is Krishna Adhvaryu. I was born and raised in the beautiful Bay Area, CA. Life brought me to Texas in 2017, where I pursued a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a minor in Biochemistry at Baylor University. After graduating in 2021, I joined a public health non-profit based in Seattle, Washington. We worked to improve health literacy in the era of COVID-19, with a long-term focus on enhancing self-efficacy within diverse populations. Although this sector of healthcare was rewarding in its unique ability to bring about large-scale change, I couldn’t help but feel disconnected from the people we served. I felt a greater pull toward clinical medicine the more I sifted through de-identified datasets and promoted changes in the health behaviors of individuals whose faces I had never seen, voices I had never heard, and stories I had never known.
For Ancient Greeks, the act of healing aimed to ‘restore wholeness’ to an individual whose sense of self had become fragmented by disease or ailment. Incorporating this principle into my philosophy of medicine encouraged me to re-enter the clinical sector of healthcare as a medical assistant. In the Spring of this year, I was blessed with the opportunity to conduct my CCMA externship under Dr. Prisacaru’s mentorship. Dr. Prisacaru’s ceaseless dedication to the art of medicine, compassionate patient care, and the empowerment of each woman who walks through our doors deeply moved me. Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. And it is this holistic approach to healthcare that I am determined to put into practice every day, working and learning alongside my inspiring colleagues.
As your medical assistant, it is truly an honor to be entrusted with your story and to play a small role in your journey toward restored wholeness.