Maple Street Clinic welcomes Melissa Walsh, PA-C
After graduating Cum Laude with a B.S. in Medical Technology from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Melissa worked as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist for several years before realizing her true calling was to work one-on-one with patients. She chose to take her career in a different direction and in 2012 she found the perfect fit at Pacific University's Physician Assistant Rural Health Care track and has called the Pacific Northwest her home ever since.
Melissa has a passion for serving the underserved and for giving back to the community. In addition to her career at Maple Street Clinic, she also volunteers on a regular basis at the Hillsboro Free Clinic, where she, not only helps those in need, but also helps the next generation of PA's by precepting for PA Students. "I love connecting with people of all ages with a full spectrum of medical needs. I also love that medicine is a never-ending learning experience." She says in describing her philosophy of care, " I believe it is important to always listen, respect and learn from my patients."
Physician Assistants (PAs) are certified as medical generalists and undergo rigorous medical training. Team-based care is at the core of a PA's training. PAs may practice autonomously or in a collaborative relationship with other members of a patient's healthcare team. This combination is a major source of their strength. Melissa says, "At Maple Street Clinic, the doctors are all open to the idea of collaborating with PAs, that's why I love working here."
Like the rest of the staff at Maple Street Clinic, Melissa believes that good medical care begins with open communication and looks forward to meeting you and providing the quality, comprehensive medical care you expect and deserve.
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