In her practice as a physician assistant, Barbara Britsch emphasizes shared decision making with her patients so they receive the best quality care and better health outcomes. "I try to serve as a patient advocate and help my patients make informed health decisions," says Barbara.
"I strongly value education and a collaborative approach to care," she said. "The patient is the most important member of the medical team. I like my patients to feel like they are listened to."
After earning two Bachelor of Science degrees - one in microbiology from Oregon State University and one in medical technology from Oregon Health & Science University - Barbara received her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Barbara is a native Oregonian. In her spare time, she enjoys the theater, local farmers markets, and spending time with her husband and three adult children.
Bachelor of Science, Microbiology: Oregon State University, Corvallis
Bachelor of Science, Medical Technology: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies: Pacific University, Forest Grove, Ore.
Barbara is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.