Medicine has always come naturally to Debra Reifenrath, PA-C. A practicing physician assistant for more than 30 years, Debra says that when she realized that she had the ability to support those in need, in a different way, she became passionate about medicine.
Working at Tri-County Family Medicine for 17 years has given Debra the opportunity to help a specific population, one that has experienced a healthcare disparity and inequity of resources. It’s what drew her to the organization.
Debra has had an unconventional path to becoming a physician assistant, earning degrees in both massage therapy and athletic training along the way. Even with those additional skills in her professional tool box, contributing to the overall health of her community is what motivates Debra to come to work every day.
“Family health is at the heart of good health. A healthy family means supporting one another to thrive and do well together and it’s the foundation of overall community health.”
When Debra is not providing care to her patients, she likes to spend her free time outdoors either mountain biking or gardening and spending time with family and dogs.