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Rachel Hand, PA-C

Physician Associate
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Member of OU Health Physicians
  • Position: Physician Associate
  • Primary Specialty: Geriatrics
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Gender: Female

About Rachel Hand

Rachel Hand, PA-C, MPAS graduated with her Master’s Degree in PA Studies from UT Southwestern in Dallas in 2003. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work in a variety of specialties, including cardiology, internal medicine, pain management, primary care/soldier readiness for service members and their dependents, and endocrinology. While working in endocrinology In Kansas City, she realized that every time she walked out of a room after caring for an older adult, she was smiling. She knew then that her passion was providing care for patients in the geriatric age range. Thus, she moved to Oklahoma City and started with the OUHSC Department of Geriatrics in 2015.

 At OU Health, she is fortunate to have found a job that she loves. She provides primary care for patients in the Senior Health Clinic, in person and via telemedicine. She cares for residents at a community nursing home. And she shares the joys of providing care to this patient population with medical school and PA students.

She is a member of the American Academy of PAs, the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Geriatrics Society and the Gerontological Society of America.

Affiliations OU Health Physicians – Senior Health Clinic, OU Health Physicians Building - Oklahoma City
Awards
  • Outstanding Teacher, OU College of Medicine 2018
  • Outstanding Teacher, OU College of Medicine 2019
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies University of Texas Southwestern
    Dallas, TX
    2003
  • Training
  • Dementia Care Specialist Certification
  • Board Certification
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants 2004
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Providing patient-centered/‘whole person’ care
  • Managing the complexities of multiple medical conditions and how they affect the patient
  • Coordinating patient care with the specialists involved
  • Evaluating and treating dementias and referring caregivers for support
Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
( 141 Ratings
70 Comments )
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Comments
  • Jan 8, 2021
    Great visit as always
  • Jan 7, 2021
    Rachel is wonderful. She is thorough and sincerely cares for her patients (and family).
  • Jan 5, 2021
    she s very understanding and caring.
  • Jan 4, 2021
    Rachel Hand is my provider and. Truly believe that she is one of the best she is very careing and listens to all your problems with the up most care
  • Dec 15, 2020
    Helped me answer my question as to what I should do. Very thorough.
  • Dec 15, 2020
    Rachel always makes you feel comfortable & the time spent with her never feels rushed! She is very thorough & easy to talk too.. I am very happy to have her as my PCP!
  • Dec 15, 2020
    I've never had a caregiver who is as thorough or sensitive to the whole of me as a person. She is unique in that and extremely kind and she makes sure you understand your care.
  • Dec 14, 2020
    Rachel Hand P.A. was very helpful and informative.
  • Nov 30, 2020
    I was very pleased
  • Nov 16, 2020
    Ms Hand was thorough, interested, and insightful, and had a number of potentially helpful suggestions
  • Nov 16, 2020
    you have a winner in Rachel Hand
  • Nov 11, 2020
    So patient and kind, very concern about my mother's well being..and she show concern for us her family..she is awesome!!
  • Nov 11, 2020
    My provider is genuinely concerned listens carefully and remembers my situation. She covers all of my concerns and attends to my needs.
  • Nov 6, 2020
    She listen very careful to what said and was very polite, was easy to talk too.
  • Nov 2, 2020
    Very personable easy to talk to
  • Oct 19, 2020
    Professional as always
  • Oct 15, 2020
    I feel very fortunate to have Rachel Hand as my PCP
  • Oct 14, 2020
    I could not ask for a better provider.
  • Oct 14, 2020
    Every time I see Rachel she continues to show me how interested she is in my whole being as her patient - body & mind! She always has time for you & I never feel rushed. I always look forward to seeing her for whatever reason - wellness check or illness.
  • Oct 7, 2020
    Rachel is always on top of my history. I feel like I can ask questions and she truly listens.
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