I was born and raised in a small town on the southern Oregon coast and from a young age, dreamed of a career in medicine. In pursuit of this goal, I attended the University of Nevada on a track and field scholarship, where I earned my undergraduate degree in Biology. My time in Nevada was invaluable but the Pacific Northwest will always be home. I returned for my Physician Assistant training at Oregon Health & Science University and have lived in Portland ever since.
Although I now happily live and practice in the city, I’m grateful for my small town upbringing. Growing up in a tight-knit environment shaped my outlook on medicine and taught me the importance of building relationships. In my hometown, it wouldn’t be uncommon to run into your healthcare provider at the grocery store or post office. This sense of community influenced me to treat my clinical practice as if I’m caring for a neighbor or friend. I have been drawn to family medicine because it allows me to interact with a diverse group of people and get to know them as individuals. I also have a background in urgent care and enjoy performing minor procedures and treating acute conditions.
No matter the nature of the visit, I aim to foster open communication. I’m passionate about providing education and empowering patients to feel comfortable taking an active role in their care. I believe in shared decision-making and strive to help each patient achieve personalized goals and ultimately the greatest possible quality of life and health.
When I’m not in the clinic, I can often be found spending time with family and friends, and getting outdoors as much as possible. Some of my favorite activities include: travel, hiking, camping, traditional archery, participating in recreational sports leagues, and documenting all of my adventures through photography.
As a fifth generation Oregonian, with my roots firmly planted in Portland, I’m proud to be part of such a respected and long-standing organization. I am a proponent of team-based medicine and appreciate the collaborative approach that this well-established multispecialty clinic allows. I’m honored to be a member of The Portland Clinic team, working together to provide quality healthcare in the community that I love.
Please Note: As a Physician Assistant, Amanda will see same-day/overflow patients for other Northeast Clinic physicians. Patients cannot choose Amanda as their Primary Care Provider.
Specialty: Family Medicine