“The most rewarding aspect of my work is making sure that my patients feel heard and cared for.”
“The most rewarding aspect of my work is making sure that my patients feel heard and cared for. “
Prova Qurashi, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from St. John’s University in Queens, New York. During her undergraduate education, she worked as a medical assistant at an Ob/Gyn clinic in Jamaica, Queens, where she developed a passion for women’s health. Her work as a medical assistant inspired her to pursue a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of St. Joseph’s in West Hartford, CT. During her rotations, she assisted with multiple C-sections, IUD insertions, performed pap smears and various outpatient procedures. As a lifelong Queens resident, Prova is fulfilling her dream of returning to her community to contribute to the field of women’s health.
Prova joined the Woman’s Health Pavilion in July 2023.
An Interview with Prova Qurashi
What led you to the field of obstetrics/gynecology?
My experience as a medical assistant prior to attending PA school was at an outpatient OB/GYN clinic. I was able to learn a lot through this experience and build relationships with patients coming in for routine prenatal screenings and annual GYN exams. It felt incredible to watch patients who previously struggled with infertility, return with their newborn during a postpartum visit. I realized quickly that women’s health was important to me and that I wanted to have a direct role in making patients feel heard, comfortable, and cared for in the outpatient setting.
How many years have you been practicing in the field?
I am currently a new graduate physician assistant. I previously worked in an outpatient OB/GYN setting as a medical assistant for 2.5 years prior to attending PA school.
What makes your job rewarding? What do you enjoy about your work?
The most rewarding aspect of my work is making sure that my patients feel heard and cared for. The patient’s sigh of relief after a routine exam or small procedure is rewarding to me, because I want to make sure my patients aren’t too stressed about seeing their Ob/Gyn provider to make time for their own care. My priority in my practice is to provide patients with clear answers to their questions and work together to find solutions that are best fit for them.
What brought you to the area and to this practice?
Growing up in Queens, New York, I have always appreciated the diversity within the community; I even acquired my patient care experience here. It has always been an aspiration of mine to return to Queens to serve this community.
Do you have special interests or areas of specialty as an ob/gyn?
I am enthusiastic about caring for women’s general OB/GYN needs, from routine screening to contraceptive care and prenatal care.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and traveling. Attending graduate school in Connecticut has allowed me to visit every New England state. One of my personal goals has been to visit all fifty states within the US – as well as travel to other destinations!
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