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A Physician Assistant since 2001, Laura joined Lassen Medical Clinic in 2014, after working for 12 years as Surgical Physician Assistant at Kaiser Permanente facilities in Northern California. She is highly experienced in a range of fields including orthopedic spine, general, vascular, plastic, cardiothoracic and obstetric/gynecological surgery.
Laura has held many leadership roles throughout her career. She has coordinated, taught and supervised lab technicians. She has also trained incoming physician assistants and offered instruction to colleagues on surgical procedures and methods of patient care.
Laura earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences – with high honors – from the University of California, Davis. She then earned a Master’s degree and completed the Physician Assistant program at Samuel Merritt College, where she was nominated for the Outstanding Student Award.
Laura has volunteered at UC Davis Medical Center, Berkeley Free Clinic and the Davis, California, sister city delegation to El Salvador, “Friends of Rutilio Grande.”
Laura is a life-long animal lover who enjoys spending time with her family, friends, granddaughter, and dog Stella. Her favorite activities include hiking and exploring the wilderness, coastlands, and countryside. She is currently on a quest to discover the best freshwater swimming spots in California.
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Joe Eischen joined Lassen Medical Clinic in 2019 as a recent MSN-FNP graduate of Sonoma State University where he graduated with distinction. A California native, Joe went to Shasta College and Butte College before earning his BSN at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Joe became a registered nurse in 2013 and has used his skills to care for patients in Northern California hospitals including Dignity Health St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. He is known to communicate respectfully with patients and their families, as well as with members of the health care team.
Angela Thomas joined Lassen Medical Clinic in 2019 with many years of experience as a nurse, nurse practitioner, and FNP. She brings with her knowledge of rural health care needs, especially for underserved populations. She is passionate about her job, and about helping others.
Her experience ranges from helping families to urgent care. She most recently worked at Dignity Health Mercy Lake Shastina Community Clinic, and is a native of the West. She received her Bachelors of Science Nursing Degree from Oregon Health and Science University, and her Masters in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Washington State University.
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