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Q&A with Jennifer Donovan, MD
Member-at-Large Representative to Executive Council

Where do you work? 
Abbe Center for Community Mental Health and UnityPoint Family Medicine at the Abbe Center. 

What's a typical day in your shoes?
Typically, two (2) hours of family medicine clinic a day and five (5) hours of psychiatry and/or addiction medicine clinic and one (1) hour of administrative/team review time a day. 

What is your favorite part of the job?
Getting to see change in a patient's life for the better. I like being able to do psychiatry, family medicine, and addiction medicine every day.

What's the best advice you've ever heard?:  If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got -- don't be afraid of change.

Favorite vacation experience/destination
Cape Coast, Ghana (College class my senior year -- spent 3 weeks in Ghana learning about Christianity, Slavery, and their representation in African Literature) 

Best dad joke: Truth - the best Dad jokes come from Mom!

Favorite TV show
I don't know -- Archer

Favorite part of the autumn season
Pumpkin Spice Everything (I learned to accept I am becoming a basic white girl - without the Uggs and Iphone) 

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