Lisa Andersen, PA-C
I believe that the best outcome for a patient is based on shared decision-making. I want to get to know my patients so we can work together to find the best option for optimal health and wellbeing.
Lisa finds orthopedics to be a particularly rewarding specialty as it has the ability to transform a patient's life. Within the practice, Lisa sees many patients with severe limitations in their ability to function in their day-to-day activities. Lisa appreciates each patient’s individual story, and believes in getting to know them, and their expectations and goals. Often treatment involves non-surgical management, but when non-surgical options are not sufficient, surgery can be a qualitative life-changing event.
Lisa takes great pride in finding the best course of treatment based on the patient’s diagnosis and goals. When a patient makes the decision to undergo surgery, Lisa feels honored to be part of their surgical team. In surgery, Lisa’s knowledge of the patient’s case and her commitment to excellence, help ensure the best possible outcome for the patient. Lisa’s commitment goes past the attention to detail required in surgery into post-op follow-up and ongoing treatment when needed. Many patients express concerns about post-operative appearance of their surgical scar and Lisa pays special attention to minimizing the appearance of the scar.
Outside of the clinic, Lisa is restoring her century-old classic Portland bungalow. She is also an accomplished pianist, enjoys gardening, cycling, skiing, hiking and training for her next marathon. Lisa has a personal goal of completing all the six Abbott World Marathon Majors – she has completed four!
- MPAS, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2012
- BA, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR, 2005
- Junior League of Portland
- Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants