Marie-Claire Smith, APRN, Orthopedics – South Burlington, VT, The UVM Medical Center

(serene music) – Hello, my name is Marie-Claire Smith. I am an orthopedic nurse practitioner working in foot and ankle. (serene music) I really enjoy being there,
listening to the patients. And that’s one of the
thing that I tell them over and over, I am there for you, and really taking the time to ask the question to answer their questions, and also, I like to, at
the end of every visit, I’ll give them my card with the number and tell them that I’m available to answer any issues
or questions that might arise after they leave the office. (serene music) The unique thing I can bring to the practice is the fact that I speak several languages. There is, I speak English,
of course, and I also speak French, Swahili, Lingala, Tshiluba, and I’m currently learning Spanish as… So, I’ve had several patients for example, who only speak French and they have been really happy that I can speak with them without an interpreter. (serene music)

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