Patrick Evans, PA-C
NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
I have always had a passion for helping people. From the time I was very young, growing up in the suburbs of Houston, I knew I wanted to do what I could to make the community and world a kinder, more compassionate places. That inspired me to study religion at Baylor University, where—along with a bachelor’s degree—I earned a Master of Divinity in Theology. But I was always drawn to science, too, and found it fascinating.
Medicine became a practical way for me to have a positive effect on people’s lives while doing something I enjoy and find intellectually stimulating. At the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, I earned a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. During my clinical rotations, I discovered I gravitated toward a variety of different aspects of medicine—everything from cardiology to dermatology, and many areas in between. Focusing on internal medicine encompasses so many facets of medicine, and allows me to treat patients for a variety of conditions.
Now, working as a physician assistant in internal medicine I’m able to care for people in a way that’s really meaningful. I enjoy talking to my patients, and doing the detective work it takes to discover what ails them. Throughout the entire care process, I always strive to treat patients the way they want to be treated—remembering that they are unique individuals.
When I have free time, I enjoy reading, playing volleyball, indoor rock climbing, spending time with my friends and family, and cheering for the Bears at Baylor football games. I currently live just south of downtown Fort Worth.