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Lisa Benson, PA-C
Medical school: Mercer University, Atlanta, GA
What inspired you to choose medicine? I have always been fascinated by the complex and interconnected workings of the human mind, body and spirit. That, coupled with my desire to help and educate others about their health, drove me into the health profession.
Why did you choose your specialty? I was lucky enough to experience a clinical rotation in Pulmonology during PA school. Diagnosing, treating and educating patients on their health issues as it pertains to pulmonology was very interesting to me. Helping patients who are having a flair-up of their COPD, asthma or other lung related issue to breath easier and to see the look of relief on their faces is very rewarding.
What is your philosophy of care? I am passionate about patient education, preventive care, and developing trusting, long-lasting, respectful relationships with patients with a focus on shared decision making.
What do you like about Yakima? The beautiful sunrises and sunsets and all the friendly, down to earth people of Yakima.
What do you like to do outside of work? We love to spend time in the great outdoors as a family whether that be hiking, biking, skiing, paddle boarding or gardening. We also love to travel to different places and absorb the cultures of other lands.
Anindita Chowdhury, MD
Medical school: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Residency: MedStar Washington Hospital Center / Georgetown University, 2010-2013
Fellowships: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa., 2013-2016; Sleep Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2016-2017
What inspired you to choose medicine? I have a keen interest in understanding the human body and various disease processes and then ultimately to have the opportunity to help patients with this knowledge.
Why did you choose your specialty? Pulmonary physiology intrigued me. Also, I had the chance to practice pulmonary medicine in many diverse settings such as in an intense critical care setting, an outpatient setting, treating patients with chronic lung and sleep disease.
What is your philosophy of care? I believe in making a difference is the quality of life for my patients by providing evidence-based, compassionate care.
What do you like about Yakima? It is a beautiful and serene town with lots of opportunities to explore the outdoors.