Alyssa Heathman, P.A.-C.

Physician Assistant to: Dr. John Gaffey

Location:
DMOS West Des Moines
6001 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

About Alyssa:
Alyssa earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in May, 2018. Her undergraduate work was done at the University of Northern Iowa with completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.

She was led to the PA career field because of a strong desire to provide help to patients in times of need. Alyssa is very passionate for medicine and learning; and embraces the opportunity to be a life-long learner in medical field. Additionally, her core values align with the PA profession emphasizing the goal to provide your best patient-centered care.

What is most important to Alyssa: “I want my patients to know that they are at the center of their care. I love to educate patients and discuss different treatment options they may have, so that they can feel empowered to make their own health decisions.”

What she enjoys the most about DMOS: working with an awesome team, getting to meet new people every day, and helping people meet their own health goals.

Education:

  • 2018: Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, University of Northern Iowa