Some background on Medical Assistant Coleen Viejo

By October 6, 2019 November 19th, 2019 News

Most of you already know Coleen well – she is my primary Medical Assistant, and she helps me with everything medical in the office. Here is some of her background directly from her:

Hi everyone! My name is Coleen Viejo and I’ve enjoyed working as one of Dr. Rhodes’ medical assistants since May 2018. I graduated from the University of Texas in 2018 with a degree in Psychology, and have made Austin my home ever since. I grew up in Dallas, but I was born in the Philippines and moved to the USA with my family in 2004. I’m bilingual and can still fluently speak my native Filipino language. Growing up with parents who are both nurses, I was always interested in the medical field and found that my passion to help others would be a perfect fit.

While the doctor’s office may not be the number one place to visit, I strive to make sure each of our patients are comfortable communicating with us and seeing us when they need to. Since the practice became a concierge practice, I’ve enjoyed getting to know each of our patients more and coordinating care with our patients’ other providers. Most importantly, I’ve been amazed at the impact it makes to be able to have more time with our patients to ensure we are giving them the best care we possibly can.

Outside of the office, I love to work out, hike, and swim. I enjoy reading and watching movies, and of course, going to Texas football games (hook ‘em!). I’m also a huge foodie and love trying out new places to eat!

My favorite quote is “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness” by William Arthur Ward.