"One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is to be able to provide patient education that empowers my patients to become advocates for their own health. I strive to deliver care that is compassionate and proactive, listening to my patient's questions and concerns. Open communication between patient and provider is of utmost importance to me, allowing a collaborative environment to best individualize a patient's treatment plan." Whitni is a Pacific Northwest native, who grew up across the river in Vancouver, WA. She graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham with a degree in Cellular Molecular Biology. She later completed her Master's of Health Sciences degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Pacific University in Hillsboro, OR. She is a member of a number of organizations, including, The American Academy of Physician Assistants, The Oregon Medical Association, and the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants. Whitni continues to be involved in PA education and is a member of Pacific's PA Alumni Board. To maintain a balanced life, Whitni enjoys spending time with her husband and family. She also enjoys being outdoors, hiking, biking, camping, traveling to new places, and experiencing Portland cuisine.