In January 2022, Carla White celebrated 10 years with UofL Health. Today, she works as a certified medical assistant with UofL Physicians – Cardiology Associates. In her role as a medical assistant and clinical lead, Carla works to provide high-quality care and focuses her efforts to ensure her patients are treated like family and given the same compassion they would get from loved ones.
“We try to cultivate individual relationships with each one of our patients,” Carla said. “Having a problem, or potential problem with your heart, is a scary thing and an important part of what we do is to help the patient navigate through all the emotions and diagnoses.”
There are deep relationships with her coworkers that allow a family environment to come naturally. The team supports each other through the good times, as well as the bad times, and, as Carla noted, there have been plenty of each over the last 10 years.
Some of the fun things the office does to break up the stress are decorating the office for holidays and competitions.
“We try to involve the patients in the fun, as much as possible,” Carla said. “The contest submissions or pictures are placed in the office waiting room for patients to vote on and competition in the office can be fierce.”
Carla was born in Louisville and grew up in Henryville. She currently lives in Sellersburg, Ind., with her husband, two sons and two fur babies. She received her associate’s degree in medical assisting from Ivy Tech and then went on to complete her bachelor’s degree in business specializing in health care management from Liberty University. Carla enjoys listening to contemporary Christian music but is also a BTS fan. She would like to learn how to speak Korean so she could understand their music better.
Carla loves making crafts and cards and sharing them with her work family and friends. She made 100 gnomes to give away to family and friends this past Valentine’s Day. Carla attributes her love of making things to her mother, Donna, who always made crafts and floral arrangements to give away when she was growing up. Donna was unfortunately diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last year and passed away in February 2022 due to fall injuries. In her memory, Carla will continue to make and give things away to honor her mother and to make people happy.