OT at Iberia Rehab Hospital
337: Where are you from?
Guidry: New Iberia, LA
337: Tell us about your family.
Guidry: I have two lovely daughters, both working on health care careers. My oldest daughter followed in my footsteps; she is presently a certified occupational therapy assistant. My youngest daughter is currently working on her doctorate at ULM School of Pharmacy. My alma mater!
I am the youngest of seven children, and I am the first to attend college. I have an amazing 97-year-old father whom my siblings and I rotate weekly with his care. I have deeps roots in New Iberia, and most of my family is here.
337: What are your interests outside of work?
Guidry: I enjoy spending quality time with my family, cooking and traveling. You will usually find my girls and I shopping or dinning out when we have free time.
337: What do you do to relax?
Guidry: Relaxing at home with a cup of coffee and snuggling with my furry orange tabby, Tanner.
337: What lead you to your profession?
Guidry: In high school, I knew I wanted to pursue a medical career. I am that stereotypical person who entered the medical field to help people.
I learned what an occupational therapist does and the variety of settings they can work in such pediatrics, mental health and adult physical disabilities. Over the last few years I have had the opportunity to see OT develop into one of the number one health care careers.
337: What should people know about your profession?
Guidry: My role as an OT is to make people as independent as possible in their daily living, from dressing, grooming and feeding to homemaking task and leisure activities so when they return home they will have the best quality of life!