RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: GISELLE PINEIRO

06.6.2019

Dr. Giselle Pineiro never seriously considered a career path other than one in healthcare. She knew from the age of 12 that she would become a doctor and that became her goal.
Before arriving in Moultrie, Pineiro attended Nova Southeastern where she completed her Bachelor’s degree, followed by earning a Master’s degree from Barry University. She then went on to medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus in Suwanee, Ga.

While completing her clinical rotations in Albany, Pineiro had the opportunity to work with Dr. Woodwin Weeks at Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program. Her time at Georgia South played a huge role in her decision to eventually move to Moultrie to participate in the program herself as a resident.

“Georgia South was the program I measured all other experiences against, both because it was an excellent, burgeoning family medicine program and because of the people associated with it,” said Pineiro. “I saw myself growing as a student in my knowledge, professionalism and clinical application of medicine – and all before I had started as a resident. It was a very natural fit.”

Pineiro reflected back on her first year in the residency program with fondness, particularly a twin C-section observed during her pediatrics rotation, but not without acknowledging that there have been moments for growth. When asked how her experience at Georgia South has been thus far, Pineiro said that it has been “challenging.”

“Residency is the first time you are actually responsible for your own patients and are putting into practice what you have been training for for a decade,” said Pineiro. “The expectations are high, there is no time for someone to hold your hand with every decision or order you have to put in.”

While her specialty is family medicine her passions in medicine involve women’s health including sexual education, labor and delivery, and health screenings.

When not in the clinic or hospital, Pineiro can be found outside in her garden, in a hot vinyasa yoga class, fishing with her husband, or working on a DIY project. Pineiro is currently finishing her first year at Georgia South and plans to continue her career in family medicine in Moultrie after graduation.