Beth Ann is a 2011 graduate of the Oregon Health & Science University physician assistant program. She’s spent most of her career in family medicine, including a 6 year tenure as a faculty instructor at OHSU, and it’s her passion to provide the best possible primary care to patients using evidenced based decision making. She believes the foundation of quality health care lies in creating trusting patient-provider relationships, and she values these relationships with patients of all ages. She strives to help patients make empowered decisions about their healthcare, and believes in a holistic approach to medicine with a focus on preventative care. In addition to family medicine, Beth Ann has experience in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, and vascular medicine, and she loves applying this knowledge to her everyday primary care practice.
Prior to attending PA school, Beth Ann worked as a wildland firefighter, US Forest Service ranger, and EMT. While she enjoyed her time working as a first responder, she’s found primary care to be the absolute best place to work in medicine, and she’s absolutely thrilled to join High Lakes Family Care to provide the best possible, comprehensive care to patients of Central Oregon.
Beth Ann grew up in a small, rural town in Southwest Washington. She’s been a part time resident of Central Oregon for 15 years, and was thrilled to move here full time in 2015. She and her husband live in Bend with their extended family, their dog Maggie, 4 horses, and 2 cats! Beth Ann loves being a PA, but when she’s not at work, she enjoys as much mountain time as possible skiing, cycling, and fishing, as well as time spent in her veggie garden during spring and summer months, where she grows lots of tiny, funny shaped carrots and green tomatoes.