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Welcome Aboard, Erin—VSI’s New Physician Assistant!

August 14, 2018 in News, Article, Exercise & Sports,


Virginia Spine Institute is excited to introduce Erin Leishman to our team of inspiring Physician Assistants! She graciously provided our roving reporter an exclusive interview with a glimpse into her life and why she chose to become a PA. We are proud to welcome her as an integral part of our medical team. 

what drove you to become a pa?

My mom bought my first play doctor’s kit when I was three and I have been hooked on medicine ever since! I became familiar with the PA profession while in high school and knew it was a perfect fit for what I wanted to do in life.

what is the most rewarding part of your work as a pa?

The most rewarding part of being a PA is seeing the individual transitions to a healthier state in the people I serve.

what intrigued you about joining vsi?

I was drawn to VSI because it was very apparent that quality care and patient experience was placed as their highest priority.

what was your initial impression of vsi?

I was most impressed by how everyone was so kind and welcoming. I could tell that they genuinely wanted me to be successful as a practitioner.

what are you most looking forward to during your career at vsi?

I am most looking forward to helping my patients along their journey of treatment with VSI and watching them accomplish their goals.

what was the best part about your first day at vsi?

The best part was getting to meet my amazing coworkers and really catch the VSI spirit!