Physician Assistant Breaks Barriers

NORFOLK-  When Jose Nuno was a kid growing up, seeing a health care professional was an awkward, and intimidating experience.

Nuno’s family speaks Spanish so it was a challenge to communicate with a doctor. He doesn’t want Spanish speaking families to have the same experience he did.

 In 2017, Nuno earned his physician assistant degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Allied Health Professions.
Today he works mostly in cardiovascular care, including surgery, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. On the weekends, he takes shifts in urgent care.

His ability to speak Spanish proves to be an advantage in helping to serve Latino patients.

If he didn’t speak Spanish translators would be available, but Nuno says he enjoys being able to give patients the care they deserve.


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