Erin Ashley, PA-C, cares for hospitalized neurological patients at Hillcrest Medical Center. “I believe in a holistic approach to care”, she says. “There are often underlying social or mental health components that complicate the issue at hand. Those elements are equally important to consider.”
Erin has been a health care provider in the Oklahoma area since 2016 and has focused on stroke care since 2017. Prior to joining Utica Park Clinic and Hillcrest Medical Center, Erin cared for patients at the St. John Heyman Stroke Center in Tulsa.
Erin’s interest in health care is rooted in her desire to help others. “It’s rewarding to have the opportunity to care for people during some of their hardest times and to successfully meet their needs,” she explains. “God presented me with an amazing opportunity to provide stroke care and I have fallen in love with it.”
“I wholeheartedly believe that every person has the ability to take their life back,” she continues. “I instill hope and confidence in them and encourage them to make healthy choices whether it be quitting smoking, starting an exercise program, choosing healthier foods, losing weight or any other life-changing improvements that can help address medical problems.”
Erin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University in 2011. She received a master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2013. She earned another master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Oklahoma College of Community Medicine in 2015. She is a member of the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Erin’s personal interests include spending time with her husband and son and their family and friends, particularly at the beach.
Erin cares for hospitalized patients at Hillcrest Medical Center at 1120 S. Utica Ave. in Tulsa.