Physician Assistant Kirsten George Encourages Health and Wellness
A childhood neighbor introduced and later encouraged Kirsten George to pursue a career in health care. That encouragement has been a lifetime gift to George-and her patients.
“She was such an inspirational person,” George said of her neighbor, a nurse practitioner who focused more on natural care: nutrition therapy, and bio-identical hormone replacement. “I was able to learn so much from her, including the more natural side of medicine.”
More than a decade later, physician assistant George embraces her experiences and exposure to more natural medicine, where diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle can ease–or even eliminate–a health issue rather than prescription medications alone.
George joined Western Sierra Medical Clinic in 2015 and her patients benefit from George’s approach to health care, with an emphasis on “health.”
“What you eat often determines your health,” says George, who completed her physician assistant training at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois.
“Movement is also very important,” says George, who encourages patients to exercise daily. “It’s good for your brain, good for your body, and good for your mind and spirit.”
It’s a healthy prescription that George also follows. Away from work, she enjoys running in the canyon, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her husband and two young children.
“I love family medicine,” says George. “I have several patients where I am taking care of their entire family and this is very satisfactory to me. I love building those relationships and feeling that my patients are also my friends and family.”
“I am very blessed to be where I am and being a part of making the community better and healthier.”