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 his 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 says he strives to “help my patients manage their acute and chronic health concerns and to navigate the increasingly complex health care system.”
Matthew earned his Master of Health Science degree from Duke University. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology and environmental science from Santa Clara University. His specialty is in internal medicine.
When he’s not working, Matthew enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, hiking, fishing and biking.
Areas of expertise
Preventive medicine, chronic disease management
Bachelor of Science, Biology and Environmental Science: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif.
Physician Assistant Studies: Duke University
Matthew is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.