Story by: Norton Healthcare on April 14, 2021
Crystal D. Narcisse, M.D., internal medicine physician and pediatrician; Maria F. Nota, M.D., pediatrician; and Steven Patton, D.O., family medicine physician, all have been named medical directors of community outreach for Norton Healthcare. The three physicians are employed by Norton Medical Group.
As medical directors for community outreach, Drs. Narcisse, Nota and Patton will:
The three physicians shared a little of their why behind accepting their appointments:
“Knowing the history of my community gives me a sense of purpose and it gives me a charge – I’m responsible now not just to help my children, my family and myself, but also to help others and to make the world better,” said Dr. Narcisse, who practices at Norton Community Medical Associates – Hurstbourne. “It’s why I went into medicine and why I am excited for this additional opportunity to help strengthen our communities.”
“Everyone deserves care sensitive to their cultural preferences,” said Dr. Nota, who practices at Norton Children’s Medical Group – Germantown. “Underserved communities face so many barriers when it comes to access to health care. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to offer a place where they can relax knowing that they are supported, heard and appreciated; a place they can call their medical home?”
“A big issue in the community I came from was a lack of mentorship and role models to show pathways to professional development or even improved health for that matter,” said Dr. Patton, who practices at Norton Community Medical Associates – Preston. “I’m thrilled to now be in a position where I can work to open doors for others and help to provide a positive influence for both working and living in wellness.”
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