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Darren S. Kwee, PA-C

Physician Assistant - Certified

Employment Summary

01/2018Present

Family Medicine Physician Assistant

St. Joseph's Physicians | Fayetteville, NY

Primary Care Provider responsible for the care of a sizeable panel of patients. Involved in all aspects of patient care across the lifespan, including: detailed history, physical exams, development & implementation of treatment plans, prescription of medications, ordering and interpretation of laboratory tests & diagnostic studies, as well as in-office surgical procedures. For almost one year I served as the sole clinical provider on weekends and evenings, as well as participating in an informal program to assist senior medical providers with EMR training, portal access, and telemedicine.

02/201712/2017

Internal Medicine Physician Assistant

Crouse Medical Practice | Syracuse, NY

Practiced medicine for patients suffering from multiple acute and chronic medical conditions. Interviewed and examined patients to determine a diagnosis. Ordered and interpreted tests to determine the nature and extent of illnesses and injuries. Prescribed medications and educated lifestyle changes to remedy medical problems. Treated patients with multiple conditions or diseases and those taking multiple medications.

Licenses & Certifications

2016Present

PA-C (Board Certified)

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Current New York State Physician Assistant License
Current DEA License

2014Present

BLS & ACLS for the Healthcare Provider

American Heart Association
20112015

EMT

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Education

20142016

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Le Moyne College | Syracuse, NY

Masters Project:

The Effect of Access to Free Clinics on Emergency Department Visits:
In collaboration with two free clinics in Binghamton, NY and Syracuse, NY, conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of free clinics in alleviating emergency department overcrowding for non-emergent health issues of the underserved or uninsured population. Data from the project was published and used to guide medical practices within the clinics and support their existence.

Clinical Rotations:

Family Medicine | Christian Health Service of Syracuse
Pediatrics | Christian Health Service of Syracuse
Women’s Health | Christian Health Service of Syracuse
Emergency Medicine | Staten Island University Hospital
Surgery | UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital
Medicine | Kidney & Hypertension Consultants
Medicine | Crouse Hospital ICU
Behavioral Health | Tully Hill Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
Elective (Orthopedic Surgery) | St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center

Proficient in:

Aseptic & isolation techniques, closure of wounds via suture/staples/dermabond & removal, administration & prescription of medications, CPR, obtaining & interpretation of EKGs, Pap smears, splinting, cervical collar application, venipuncture, IM injections, collection of cultures, placement of catheters, wound care & dressing changes, skin cryotherapy, and skin lesion excisions.

Experience in:

Examination of eyes via fluoroscein staining, removal of ocular foreign bodies, cardiac defibrillation, endotracheal intubation, bronchoscopy, assisted respiration, casting, lumbar puncture, arterial blood draws, initiation of IV infusions, insertion and removal of central lines, and incision & drainage.

20082012

Bachelor of Science in Molecular & Cellular Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Urbana, IL

Professional Associations

2012 - Present Member American Academy of Physician Assistants
2012 - Present Member New York State Society of Physician Assistants
2014 - 2015 Vice President Le Moyne Physician Assistant Student Society

Summary

Technology
Proficiency

EMR Experience - MEDENT (3 yr), Epic (3 yr), Practice Fusion (1 yr)
Keyboard Proficiency - 140 WPM
IT Experience - Hardware Assembly, Networking, Software Diagnostics
Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Adobe Suite - Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, Audition

Multilingualism

Indonesian & Malay (Fluent)
Spanish (Proficient)
Mandarin (Elementary)