Matthew Simone is our superstar Clinical Coordinator/Nurse Practitioners here at vybe urgent care. Part of what makes him so darn good at what he does is his passion for helping people in need.
But, of course, there’s a whole lot more to him than just the work he does everyday. Get to know him:
Why did you decide to work in healthcare?
I always had a passion for helping those in need, but hadn’t really explored it. I was very ambivalent about what I wanted to do with my life. Healthcare gave me a career path where I could both help people out and pursue a challenging career. It some ways, healthcare chose me.
What do you like most about working at vybe?
It’s wonderful to work for a company that understands the business of healthcare, but still puts the patient first. Our team genuinely cares about the people and the community we serve. I think that’s pretty special in the current healthcare climate in our country.
What’s your favorite area of Philadelphia?
I’m very proud of my neighborhood, East Passyunk Crossing. Lots of fantastic people live there and work hard everyday to improve upon the community we call home. It also happens to have the best restaurants in the city.
Favorite Philly sports team or event?
I am a 4×4 guy, but if I have to choose one it’s probably the Eagles, despite the fact that they offer as much torment as enjoyment.
Favorite workout song?
I haven’t worked out since we had our baby over a year ago. The best workout I can get right now is from a song called “Grapes” that my one-year-old Sylvie and I can shake our hips too.
What’s on your bucket list?
I’ve been very fortunate to check many of the boxes on my bucket list. The last big thing remaining is to learn how to fly. I came close when I lived in Alaska and signed up for ground school. I showed up to class with my backpack on, excited as a schoolchild, only to be told that the class was canceled. I haven’t been able to get back on track since.
What shows do you binge-watch?
It’s been tough to find time while caring for the little one, but my all-time faves are Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Deadwood, and The Wire.
Most helpful health tip?
Eliminate processed foods from your diet as much as possible. You get out of your body what you put into it, and the majority of processed foods don’t add a lot of value to your daily nutrition or mental and physical well being.
How do you find your vybe? (How do you stay healthy?)
I try to work on my mind as much as my body. I believe it is very important to build a well-balanced lifestyle that includes activities that allow for self-reflection and self-improvement. It also doesn’t hurt to mix in a little fun every now and again.