I was born and raised in beautiful Portland, where I have been lucky to stay for both my undergraduate and graduate education. My passion for practicing medicine started at a young age when I began volunteering at a local hospital. My interest grew throughout high school and college. I soon found myself in the wilderness, learning to become an emergency medical technician. After several years working on an ambulance, I decided I wanted to expand the scope of care that I could provide and soon began graduate school at Oregon Health and Science University to become a physician assistant. I am excited to start my career at The Portland Clinic and in the city I love.
I am drawn to primary care because I enjoy building relationships with patients and strive to provide a holistic, individualized approach to treating every patient. With a background in emergency medicine I have a passion for treating acute issues but also enjoy the complexity of chronic disease management. I also have an interest in preventative medicine, with an emphasis in nutrition and exercise. I believe a team based approach is best to help patient’s achieve their goals and I am excited to collaborate with patients and other providers.
Growing up in the Pacific NW, 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 lab/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.
As a Physician Assistant, Stacy will work closely with Dr Ann Marie Paulsen in the management of her patient population, as well as see same-day/overflow patients for the other South clinic physicians. Patients cannot choose Stacy as their Primary Care Provider.
Specialty: Internal Medicine