Andrea (she/her/hers) brings over 4 years of experience as a practicing Physician Assistant in the urgent care setting. Her passion for making a difference in the lives of her patients drives her daily to learn and expand her skill set. She is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a graduate of Indiana University of Bloomington with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, as well as the Midwestern University of Downers Grove with a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Persistent societal changes have made psychiatric support more critical than ever and have served as a catalyst in motivating her to transition into the psychiatric realm.
Additionally, she believes in a supportive and collaborative style of practice and works diligently to create a safe space for healing without judgment. She is dedicated to a holistic strategy of care and believes mental and physical health are interconnected and to be successful one must address nutrition, physical activity, mental awareness, and breathing techniques in addition to any medical intervention that may be beneficial.