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Q1.) You’re originally from North Carolina. What, besides a job, made you want to move to the Pacific Northwest?

Everyone has always raved about the beauty of the pacific northwest and how there are endless opportunities for outdoor adventures. Being from the mountains of western North Carolina, outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, skiing and boating have always been a part of my life so I wanted to move to an area where I could continue those activities.

Q2.) What are you most excited to see and/or do in Washington?

I am very excited about seeing Olympic National Park/Forest. I am also looking forward to experiencing these “summers” that all the Washington natives say make the rainy months bearable.

Q3.) Becoming a Physician Assistant (PA) isn’t the easiest thing to do. What was the hardest part of becoming a PA for you, and what do you recommend to others who want to become a PA?

The hardest part of becoming a PA was learning that you are not always going to have or know the answer to everything and that it is okay to say “I don’t know but I will find out for you.” I recommend to others wanting to become a PA that there are going to be tough times before and during the process of becoming a PA, but to keep your head up and work hard.

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Q4.) What has been your favorite part of being a Physician Assistant so far?

My favorite part of being a PA is getting to meet people of various backgrounds. People have such interesting stories and I love getting to know more about my patients.

Q5.) Time for some fun questions. If you could choose any orthopedic superpower, what superpower would you choose?

My orthopedic superpower would be the ability to completely regenerate torn tendons with one injection. The injection would take 1 week to provide full regeneration of the tendon. In regards to activity, the patient would be back to full activity within 2 weeks of receiving the injection.

Q6.) If you could be any character from a tv show, which character would you be and why?

I would be Carmen Sandiego from the tv show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. I think it would be awesome to just travel around the world and explore the various cultures.

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Q7.) If you had to eat any one type of food(ex. pasta, soup, rice dishes), which food would you eat?

Bread. I love any and all types of bread. 🙂

We hope you are as excited about Jessica as we are. Please help us welcome Jessica into our clinic as she begins seeing patients. Feel free to give us a call at 360-736-2889 to schedule your appointment with WOC physician assistant, Jessica Hannigan today!