Physician Assistant Matthew Pyrch was inspired by his grandfather to pursue a career in health care. "He was a general practice physician and I loved hearing his stories about providing care to his community, and seeing the satisfaction he got from helping his neighbors and patients."
Matthew emphasizes preventive medicine and shared decision-making. "A good history can be as helpful as any diagnostic test," he says. "Getting to know patients is important to me - working with them over time to help them achieve their health goals." He strives to "help my patients manage their acute and chronic health concerns and to navigate the increasingly complex health care system."
Matthew completed his undergraduate degree in biology and environmental science from Santa Clara University. He then went on to earn his Master of Health Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Duke University.
When he's not working, Matthew enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, hiking, fishing and biking.