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Rachel Hand, PA-C

Physician Associate
  • 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
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