I actually grew up here. I was actually born
at Clark Memorial Hospital. I’m Marla Beeler. I’m a nurse practitioner
with Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. I love practicing in Southern Indiana because
I love being able to walk into a room and see a familiar face.
Some patients, when they’re in the room, they’re very anxious when I walk in.
We might – you know, they may have known my grandparents or known my dad or my mom.
It’s nice because we have a bond there automatically. And the patient automatically kind of just
feels comfortable. “OK, I know you, I feel comfortable now to be able to talk to you.”
And the fear of the unknown is a little bit less when you have that common bond there.
The best part of my job is probably the patient education aspect. I love being able to talk
to a patient about their diagnosis, teach them what that diagnosis means and how we’re
going to treat it, and keep them part of that treatment plan.