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I was born and raised in beautiful Portland, where I was lucky to stay for both my undergraduate and graduate education. My passion for medicine started at a young age, when I began volunteering at a local hospital. Throughout high school and college, my interest grew, so I became an emergency medical technician. After several years working on an ambulance, I decided to expand the scope of care that I could provide, and enrolled in graduate school at Oregon Health & Science University to become a physician assistant. I was excited to start my career at The Portland Clinic in 2016 in the city that I love.
I value my relationships with patients, and I strive to provide holistic, individualized care for each person. I enjoy collaborating with patients and other providers, and I believe that this team-based approach is the best way to help patients achieve their goals. With my background in emergency medicine, I have a passion for treating acute issues, but also enjoy the complexity of chronic disease management. Preventive medicine is another special interest of mine, with an emphasis on nutrition and exercise.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I have an innate love for the outdoors, good food (especially my husband’s chili) and coffee. My husband and I explore the outdoors any chance we get, taking our black Labrador mix, Achilles, with us along the way. I am a strong advocate for self-care, and for me, that usually involves hiking, snowboarding, photography, knitting or a good board game.
Please note: As a physician assistant, Stacy works closely with Dr. Ann Marie Paulsen in the management of her patients, and also sees same-day/overflow patients for our other South clinic physicians. Patients can’t choose Stacy as their primary care provider.
Specialty: Internal Medicine