Thankful Thursday: Today, We Are Thankful for Zomusa!
You probably already know this wonderful smile. Zomusa is a medical receptionist extraordinaire, at the Rochester Hills office, and has been been part of the Oakland Macomb OBGYN family for the past eight years. She currently works in our call center, assisting patients in finding answers to their questions and connecting them to the Oakland Macomb OBGYN departments they need.
She is a naturally caring, service-minded person. She says, “I have always considered myself to be a people-person. Being compassionate and empathetic is something that is deeply rooted in me and stems from diverse experiences that I have come across. The medical field has always been a part of my path through friends and family, so the desire to want to help comes naturally and I do enjoy making a difference in people’s lives. Prior to working in the medical field, I lead a youth ministry, and worked in South Africa as a massage therapist in a spa resort in the middle of the bush.”
Zomusa spent most of her childhood and young adulthood in a small-town, rural area in KwaZulu-Natal along the coast of the Indian Ocean, in South Africa. She lived there with her family, who are deeply involved in the Zulu community as missionaries. She says of her home in South Africa, that it is “known for its geographical beauty, wildlife, colorful culture, and music.”
Fun fact: Most of the music for ‘The Lion King’ originated from this region!
Zomusa also describes a philosophy that is the heart of the Zulu culture. “Ubuntu is a Zulu philosophy that translates into the meaning, “I am because we are.” This is the relationship we strive to have towards others.”
Outside of work, Zomusa keeps active by, “Enjoying the hip and happening scene in the Detroit area; in particular, art, culture, music, and the Latin Dance community.” She also enjoys exploring outside in nature, especially when going for a good run!
It’s not often that she’s able to get back to South Africa, but, in 2017, the practice helped sponsor her as a missionary, where she “served the medical needs of locals is South Africa alongside Dr. Stark and a wonderful medical team!”
When asked what it’s like to live so far from her childhood home, she says, “Living this far away has its ups and downs, but my Oakland Macomb OBGYN family has been by my side though it all, and grateful to be part of an amazing team!”
We surely are grateful to have Zomusa on our team and family. She is an incredible person and we’re thankful to know her and work with her every day!