Guest Name, Jennifer Variste

Jennifer Variste
Jennifer Variste
Occupation: 
Pediatrician
Biography: 
Jennifer variste, md faap        

jvpediatrics@gmail.com     

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS                                     

Board Certified Licensed Pediatrician with more than five years of outpatient experience at a federally qualified community health center where I see 20-28 primarily Medicaid patients per day, ranging from well visits (newborns to 18 years) to acute visits including respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms, ADHD, injuries, rashes, etc. I fully enjoy pediatrics and have currently been serving as senior pediatrician in my clinic since December 2016. In addition to visits, I respond to telephone encounters, review labs and review paperwork for prior authorizations, referrals and consult notes. Though I continue to further my proficiency, I am able to conduct most well and acute visits in Spanish. I’ve worked with eClinical Works, Epic, Cerner and Allscripts.

I also enjoy speaking to and educating the community. I am scheduled to speak on financial literacy to pediatric residents in October 2019. My passion is to empower working moms by addressing guilt from being away from their child. By acknowledging this pain, I increase the morale of working moms and consequently their productivity increases.

EXPERIENCE

Brazos Valley Community Action Agency

Senior Pediatrician at HealthPoint ABC Women and Children’s Clinic 

July 2014-Present

  1. Maintain charting. Consistently ensure notes are locked within 24 hours of visit. Review urgent labs same day. Respond to non-urgent telephone encounters within 48 business hours upon receipt.
  2. Collaborated with Ortho-Tek Nutrition to hold 2 free nutrition classes after business hours in the clinic during spring and summer of 2016 for parents and families of targeted obese patients
  3. Self-taught medical Spanish as panel contains roughly 40% Spanish speaking patients
  4. Supervised three mid-level providers 

UT Houston Health Science Center 

Pediatric Resident

June 2011- June 2014

  1. Inpatient and newborn experience at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
  2. Outpatient continuity clinic at Lyndon B. Johnson Harris County Hospital

EDUCATION

American Board of Pediatrics 

Board Certification

Current as of October 9, 2014

UT Houston Health Science Center

Pediatric Residency

June 2011-June 2014

  1. Mary Susan Moore Medical Society Scholarship

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Medical Degree June 2011

  1. Minnie Lee Maffett Scholarship
  2. Bryan Williams Student Center Scholarship
  3. Medical Center Women’s Club Scholarship
  4. UTSW Fundraising Chair for Haiti Committee 
    • Haiti Medical Relief Trip
  5. Vice President of Pediatric Interest Group
  6. Historian for Student National Medical Association
  7. Abstract and Poster Presentation at 50th American Society of Hematology Conference 
    • Head counselor for Camp Jubilee: Sickle Cell Camp at Camp John Marc

Baylor University

Bachelor of Science Degree May 2007

Major: Biology

Minor: French

  1. Baylor Presidential Scholarship 
  2. Treasurer and Social Chair for Honors Student Advisory Council 
  3. Treasurer for Baylor Women’s League 
  4. Co-Founder of Caribbean Students Association 
  5. Summer Medical and Dental Education Program at UT HSC 
  6. Haiti Medical Mission Trip with Mission Waco 
Unites States