Pierre Alexander, PA-C
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
University of Texas at Tyler
I grew up in Longview, Texas, and originally pursued a career in business. After earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Texas at Tyler, I worked as an accountant—this included six years with the Texas State Comptroller’s Officer. But deep down I always had a curiosity of medicine and the desire to help people. I decided becoming a physician assistant would be a more fulfilling and fitting path for me so I went back to school and earned a Master of Medical Science-Physician Assistant Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. I have never looked back, and for the past decade I’ve been doing what I feel I was really meant to do.
I chose to specialize in urology because it’s an area of medicine in which I can make a positive difference in someone’s quality of life. I understand people tend to be hesitant or nervous to talk about very personal health issues. I always try to treat my patients with compassion and the way I would want to be treated. I think it puts them at ease, and it’s certainly very rewarding when I receive positive feedback from my patients letting me know I’ve helped them.
When I’m not caring for members of our community, I enjoy being physically active. I also love self-education and learning about new subjects.