Alicia Afrah-Boateng, PA-C, was drawn to the medical profession, because she wanted to make a difference in people's day to day lives. She values primary care and feels privileged to support people in their experiences of health and illness.
In her practice, Alicia, emphasizes collaborative care, compassion, and patient centeredness. She prioritizes making patients feel heard and cared for while providing excellent medical care, focusing on preventive practices for health across a patient’s lifetime.
“I enjoy the variety that each day brings, the opportunity to collaborate in care, and the diverse people I get to meet,” says Alicia. “My philosophy of care is patient-centered, collaborative, and compassionate, with goals of disease prevention and holistic wellness.”
Alicia earned a Master’s in Physician Assistant studies from Oregon Health & Science University and a Master’s in Public Health at Boston University in Boston. She also holds an undergraduate degree from Grinnell College in Psychology and Neuroscience.
My most important role as a provider is journeying through the healthcare experience alongside the patient. I am there to provide my expert medical opinion and clinical insights, and then share the decision making process with the patient to help them achieve their best possible health outcomes.
Alicia was born in Ghana, raised all over the Midwest, including Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. She enjoys the Pacific Northwest's mild seasons and gorgeous summers. When not practicing medicine Alicia likes reading, music, cooking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband.