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.
My approach to each patient is unique and is driven by the patient's values, priorities, life situation, and health goals. When faced with a health problem, I believe that the patient often possesses the answer to their own diagnosis and that if we take the time to ask the right questions in the right way we can significantly decrease the amount of testing needed to diagnose a problem.
Mental health is of utmost importance to our overall health. My patients' mental well-being is one of my primary considerations when forming a long-term provider/patient relationship.
How I stay healthy and happy
Be grateful, work in the yard, rescue dying plants from the clearance area, race my MINI Cooper, play with my dog who thinks I'm a dog
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Other languages spoken
My medical Spanish is pretty good.
She, her, hers