While lots of children go through a phase of wanting to work in medicine when they grow up, Erin Mirakian, MPAS, PA-C, followed through. “My mother was a nurse, and I loved hearing her talk about her work,” she says. “That interest stayed with me throughout my childhood. When I went to college, I got a job as a medical assistant and to this day, I love how mentally stimulating, interesting and fulfilling medicine is.”
Erin began working in family practice in 2020. At BestMed, she performs physical exams, sports physicals, prescribes medications and develops treatment plans for acute and chronic illnesses. She says helping patients keep themselves healthy is one of the things she loves most about family practice.
“I enjoy the science of medicine and the fast pace, but what I really love about family practice is being able to connect with patients,” says Erin. “It’s fulfilling to be able to teach people about their bodies and medical needs in language they understand so they are empowered to take charge of their own health.”