Emily Anderson, PA-C
Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, Bachelor of Science
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program, Master of Medical Science
John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Master of Arts in Ministry
Growing up in a family of medical professionals, Emily Anderson, PA-C, always knew she was destined for the field. "My dad is a physician and my mom is a nurse," Anderson shared. "I was able to see the positive impact they made on the lives of others and I wanted to do the same."
Anderson chose the physician assistant path because of the variety it allows. "I have the autonomy to meet the needs of my patients on my own, but I also appreciate the opportunity to work with physicians as part of a medical team," she explained. "And ever since I completed my ob/gyn rotation at this practice, I knew this was the medical team I wanted to join. The physicians provide exceptional care and the office staff is so welcoming. I was drawn to the small office atmosphere, where patients are known and feel important. It is an honor to be part of such a remarkable practice."
Anderson says she enjoys seeing women throughout their pregnancies as well as offering routine gynecologic care. "I also have an interest in adolescent care and enjoy assisting in surgical cases, and this specialty allows me to do all of that," she said.
Anderson also has an interest in global health care, and has been overseas on a number of medical mission trips. "One thing about ob/gyn that interests me is the cross-cultural aspect of it," she explained. "Women of every generation, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status experience ob/gyn issues and deserve to receive the very best care."
Outside of work, Anderson and her husband, Brett, enjoy waterskiing and spending time on the water. "I also love baking and doing craft projects, and I recently picked up sewing as a hobby," she said.