Each month we will have a blog post spotlighting individuals from the ambulatory division. Spotlighting employees will be an opportunity for other individuals from different departments/areas to meet and learn about others.
For the month of September please meet Dr. Eleanor Forbes, Dwana Edison, and Deirdre Smith
Patient Affairs Specialist
About me: Married with two children, De’Marcus and Domanyque. I enjoy spending time with family, cooking, and shopping.
My favorite motto: I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)
Five words that best describe me: compassionate, flexible, dependable, dedicated, and honest
Favorite food: Seafood
What do you like most about working at UTMB: Making a difference in patient’s lives
Dr. Eleanor Forbes
Women’s Healthcare Specialist
Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes
My pets: I have two fat, fluffy Maine Coon cats that rule my house and I respond to their every wish and whim!
One thing most people don’t know about me: I am a long time member of the Institute of Advanced Motorist (a British organization) and one of the few women who passed their “Observer” to help train others interested in passing the test.
What are your hobbies and interests? I am a gym rat and love doing track days with my car at the Texas World Speedway
What is one thing you couldn’t live without? Tea! Indian black tea, made with boiling water, some milk, and no sugar
Best vacation: When I turned 50, I went to Australia were I took a helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Then every morning and evening, I got to see the sunset at the Ayres Rock.
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League City Family Healthcare
About me: I moved to the USA for 1 year nearly 22 years ago from Canada and had no idea I would stay! I come from a family of immigrants, who are originally from Northern Ireland.
My pets: Shadow is a black boxer-lab mix. He was the runt of the litter and is the best dog ever!
Favorite food: Seafood of any kind, especially Atlantic lobster
I wish I knew how to: Surf!
Best advice: Be patient with yourself and those around you. You never know when you will needs others to be patient with you. Also appreciate those who try, it makes up for those who never will.