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Ms. Teresa Preston MPAS, PA-C

Teresa Preston

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
School: Health Sciences
Academic Department: Physician Assistant Science
Phone: 814-472-3134
E-mail: tpreston@francis.edu
Office Location: Sullivan Hall 111

Education

  • MBA, Saint Francis University, August 2012
  • MPAS, Physician Assistant, Saint Francis University, May 2004
  • Duel B.S. degrees, Chemistry/Biology, University of Pittsburgh, August 1992

Biography

Experienced mid-level acute and chronic medical care provider with experience in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Gynecology, and Rheumatology. Experience includes role as main medical care provider for a satellite office in a rural community and provider for a free medical clinic. Current prescriptive authority at clinic and history of DEA licensure and hospital privileges when employed as a full-time PA. Current employment as educator for a highly functioning well-established local PA Program and involved with implementation of campus Wellness Program and Co-Founder, Coordinator, Organizer of annual free medical screening event. Personality described as detail oriented, well versed in many areas of study, compassionate, self-driven, and an independent thinker; but cognizant of limitations of knowledge and the need to consult as necessary

Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Medicine I and IV, 1/2 day clinical experiences

Clinical Experience

Altoona Regional Health System, Partnering for Health Medical Clinic, Internal Medicine Physician Assistant – Certified (casual)

  • H&Ps, acute and chronic mid-level healthcare provider, Preceptor
  • Prescription privileges

Saint Francis University, Physician Assistant Program, Clinical Assistant Professor (full-time)

  • Clinical Experience Coordinator / Graduate Reference Chair
  • Coordinator and Instructor of Introduction to Medicine Courses
  • PA Department Library Liaison and Faculty Library Coordinator
  • Co-Founder/Coordinator/Organizer of Free Health Screening Event
  • Experienced in teaching head-to-toe PE and H&P Course
  • Additional responsibilities as needed: Advising, admissions, student development, additional instruction/duties as needed

Altoona Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center, Rheumatology Physician Assistant – Certified (casual)

  • H&P’s

Huntingdon Healthcare, Inc., Family Practice Physician Assistant – Certified (full time)

  • JC Blair Memorial Hospital medical staff member, Huntingdon, PA
  • Main medical care provider for rural satellite office
  • Acute and routine visits; Pap smears; Pelvic, breast, and rectal examinations
  • Minor office surgeries; Cleared patients for surgery; Prescription privileges
  • Ordered/reviewed lab results; Triaged patient messages
  • Completed medical forms for patients; Referred patients
  • Oversaw staff and administering of injections and breathing treatments
  • SOAP notes and H&Ps, Preceptor
  • Prescription privileges

Preston’s Tutoring Service – Self employed, Current Private Tutor (part time to full time; dependent upon other activities)

  • Tutored numerous subjects throughout the years; including algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, economics, statistics, biology, chemistry, physics, literature, English, SAT and other standardized tests, test-taking skills
Certifications and Licenses
  • National Commission on Cert. of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, PA License
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine, PA License

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