Seeing a need in access to quality medical care, Dr. Alexandria Cooke was determined to be a part of the solu-tion when choosing her field of specialty. “Family medicine physicians play a key role in this, given our unique training,” she explains. “The training I’ve received allows me to provide quality care for everyone regardless of their age, gender, or background.” Now in her first year of independent practice, Dr. Cooke is able to see a large variety of patients. When she’s with her patients, she makes it a point to be present and show genuine interest in their lives, in addition to providing the highest quality of care possible. “There is no higher achievement than having a patient tell you what a difference your care made in their life,” she says.
“I enjoy working to meet the needs of all my patients – young, old, healthy, and sick.”
1. What sets your practice apart?
The ability to care for multiple generations of a family is unique.
2. What is one of your happiest professional moments?
Taking care of a young woman during her first pregnancy, helping her deliver her baby, and then having the opportunity to take care of her son as he grows. Knowing that the mother chooses to return and have me continue to care for both her and her son is the highest honor and a great privilege.
3. What is your best advice for patients?
If you don’t take care of yourself, who will? Remember that it’s your body and your health – it is okay to put yourself first sometimes.
4. What would you consider to be your main strengths?
I try to ensure that patients feel they are in command of their health and medical care. As their physician, I am part of their team and provide them with recommendations and good counsel, but ultimately they have to make decisions for their health and well-being.
5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care of your patients?
I try to give each patient I see my personal best and provide excellent care; the time we share with patients is limited but leaves lasting impressions on their lives.
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