Senator, doctor, champion for the vulnerable

Senator, doctor, champion for the vulnerable – Health Policy Solutions

The mother laces her fingers through her daughter’s hands, holding her in her lap. She sings to calm her while a medical assistant straps a blood pressure cuff around the girl’s arm.  Amy gets nervous going to the doctor. Countless strokes that she suffered in utero 18 years ago have left her blind and severely developmentally disabled.  At just over 100 pounds, she is petite, but still much too big for her mother’s lap.  Even so, her mom, state Sen. Irene Aguilar, a primary care doctor herself and a Denver Democrat, knows well how to soothe Amy.