Ask, don't assume.
"I don't assume. I ask." It's a motto that Physician Assistant Michelle Manos follows every day at HCMC's Be Well Clinic. Health care practitioners must be good listeners and seek first to understand the patient's perspective in order to do their jobs well. After working for years in an urgent care setting, Michelle came back to family practice so she could develop long-term relationships with patients. "I am thankful every day for the privilege to be a part of each patient's health care journey." Michelle makes a special effort to understand her patients as people: "Each patient's health is impacted by lifestyle, family values, and culture, and taking these into consideration provides for a more holistic approach." The Be Well Clinic is located in downtown Minneapolis and serves employees of participating companies in the area.