Meet Dr. Angela (Angie) Mason, DPT, OTR/L
INDEPENDENT SINCE 2020.
Dr. Angie Mason is a physical therapist AND an occupational therapist AND an entrepreneur, making a positive difference everyday for her patients. We are super-impressed with her clinical skills, her leadership and her drive to be independent. Here's Angie's story.
Where Did You Go To School & When Did You Graduate?
I graduated from University of St.Augustine (St. Augustine Campus) 2011 from OT and in 2012 from PT.
When and why did you decide to go “independent”?
Due to to the current state of the world, I felt that I needed to make sure that I was able to work no matter the circumstance. I came to realize that after many of my colleagues were furloughed from my full-time job, that it was important for me to find work as an independent contractor in order to ensure financial stability. Furthermore, it allowed me to continue to provide therapy services to those in need. It gives me joy during these uncertain times to see my patients flourish and improve their quality of life.
I came to realize that after many of my colleagues were furloughed from my full-time job, that it was important for me to find work as an independent contractor in order to ensure financial stability.
Tell us about what you're doing now.
Currently I am working as an independent contractor providing PT and OT services in the West Palm Beach area.
What are your hopes/plans/dreams for the future?
My current hope is that there will be a cure soon for COVID-19.
My dream, soon to be reality, is to open my own private outpatient clinic, serving the community and providing optimum care. I enjoy providing therapy and addressing the whole person (spiritual, physical, and nutritional).
What tips do you have for others looking to go Independent?
Do not be afraid to step out and try something new and not be ordinary. In today’s time, information is easily obtainable. There is a lot of information available to understand how to manage your finances and set aside taxes to pay at the end of the year. It’s a great feeling being able to make your own schedule and not be micromanaged. The longer you think about why you can’t go independent the longer you will talk yourself out of it.....JUST DO IT
(worth repeating so we all remember....)
Do not be afraid to step out and try something new and not be ordinary... just do it!
You can meet Angie online at the National Independent Worker's Day on August 16. This virtual meeting will showcase the resiliency, the creativity and the strength of independent workers everywhere. Angie will represent the independent rehab professional and healthcare market (congratulations Angie!)
To learn more about this event, click here
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