Jammie E. Menetrey, DO, MBA, FACC
Mercy Cardiology at Darby
Years in Practice: 8 years
Why did you choose your specialty?
Cardiology is a fascinating field with great complexity that sparked my intellectual curiosity. The field presents challenges to applicants desiring to enter it and I accepted that challenge. I also believe that more women are needed to provide unique approaches to the care of the cardiovascular patient in a traditionally male dominated medical subspecialty.
What is your favorite part of being a healthcare provider?
The human-to-human interactions that really impact the quality of patients’ lives is a privilege. I also appreciate working with dedicated people who genuinely care for the people of our community.
What is your least favorite part of being a healthcare provider?
Performing a job that is both mentally and emotionally stimulating makes each day a new challenge which is not always an easy one to tackle.
What is the most important piece of advice you can give your patients?
Cardiovascular disease is mostly preventable and yet it remains the #1 cause of mortality worldwide in both men and women. The keys to prevention include eating a plant-focused, heart healthy diet and performing cardiovascular exercise most days of the week. Staying in tune with nature and nourishing your soul through kindness to yourself and others probably won’t hurt either!
If you can tell your current or future patients one thing about you, your practice, or your field, what would it be?
Taking care of your heart and cardiovascular health will improve quality of life and increase length of life.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?
Comprehensive psionic powers: telepathy; inducing in others mental illusions, temporary mental or physical paralysis and loss of specific memories or total amnesia; and astral projection or traveling outside one’s body. I would use this great gift to fight evil of course!
If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive, who would it be?
I would like to have dinner with my father when he was in his early to mid twenties to find out what kind of person he was at that time and discuss what kind of advice he would have for his future children.
How do you like to unwind after a long day?
I enjoy spending time with my family at home, cooking and exercising.
What was the last movie you saw in the theater?
August: Osage County
What was the last book you read (for pleasure)?
Cat Sense by John Bradshaw
Best concert ever?
Any performance by The Philadelphia Orchestra
If you could time travel, when and where would you go?
I would travel back in time about 250,000 years to see the earth around the time of the first homo sapiens to explore nature that was truly untouched by modern humanity. I would then travel far into the future to a time when humans have evolved to genuinely respect each other, animals, nature, the earth and the environment.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
A knife, a satellite phone and Les Stroud (Canadian survival expert).
Okay, lightning round:
Salty or Sweet?
Superman or Batman?
Spicy or Mild?
Indoors or Outdoors?
Cats or Dogs?
City, Country or Woods?
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