Alumna Anibelky Almanzar, M.D. (’22), shared her passion for diversity in the health fields in a recent interview with Spectrum News 1.
Dr. Almanzar, an internal medicine resident at MetroHealth, estimates more than half of her patients on any given day are Spanish speaking.
“When they hear me speak in Spanish, they’re surprised. They’re like ‘oh hablas Español.’ You speak Spanish. And that makes them very, very happy," Almanzar said in the interview. "They just smile and they feel more at ease. It’s almost a relief that I speak Spanish."
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Read Dr. Almanzar’s reflections on life as a Latina health care provider in our Journeys of the Underrepresented series
Dr. Almanzar will join the Latino Medical Association for a Spanish medical workshop at noon Friday, Oct. 7, in Olson Auditorium. Participants will learn how to ask and answer the most commonly asked questions in Spanish. Register on CampusGroups