Physician Assistant, a degree for providers who undergo extensive practical training and are licensed to practice medicine, including the full range of diagnosis, treatment and prevention, as part of a team with physicians.
I like to explain to patients their injuries, illness, or disease process instead of just telling them a medical term and leaving it at that. I feel this gives the patient a better understanding of their condition or situation and empowers them to make more educated choices regarding their overall health. I like to discuss several preventive or treatment options with my patients along with evidence-based approaches so we can make an informed decision surrounding their healthcare together. There are so many aspects that go into the term "health" and I enjoy looking at the bigger, more collective picture that makes my patients who they are. I enjoy working alongside patients through challenges and milestones in their life.
How I stay healthy and happy
Cooking, golfing, hiking, spending time with my two fur balls (dogs), spending time with family, going to A's games, playing old school Nintendo
Samuel Merritt University
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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