Leading the Way | Jordyn Parker, PA-C
Jordyn Parker is leading the way to a bright future for the PA profession here in North Carolina. Jordyn was born in Kernersville, NC, and attended undergrad at NC State University, where she was involved in leadership with the Pre-PA Club. She went on to attend PA school at Wake Forest University, becoming part of the inaugural Boone Campus Cohort, Class of 2016. While in PA school, she was the Community Service Chair for the Katherine Anderson Society, the school’s chapter of the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA).
Jordyn grew to love the western part of the state during school and moved to Hickory, NC. When she first moved to Hickory, she immediately joined Unifour Physician Assistant Association (UPAA), a regional chapter of NCAPA. The chapter had been well established, but right about the time Jordyn joined, they was looking for new leadership. Due to her continued desire to lead, coupled with a real enjoyment of collaboration with other PAs, Jordyn took on the role of President of UPAA, where she thoroughly enjoys being a resource for PAs and prospective PAs and students.
Jordyn found NCAPA to be a great resource as a student member in PA school, and continues to find it a great resource as a practicing PA. We asked her why she feels it is important to be a member of NCAPA and she replied, “North Carolina is such a great state to be a PA in and we have amazing PA leaders to thank for that. I know the profession has made huge strides since the 1960s and it is our responsibility to continue to advocate for ourselves. Being involved in NCAPA is an easy way to stay informed and provides great opportunities for advocacy.” Jordyn hopes that NC continues to be a “PA friendly state” and that “we are able to modernize PA practice in a way that we remain a valuable tool in the ever changing world of healthcare.”
Jordyn currently practices at FryeCare Neurology in Hickory, providing Pediatric and Adult General Outpatient Neurology. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and their families, and feels that patient education is very important, making sure that her “patients understand their disease state and their therapy.” Outside of life as a PA, Jordyn lives with her husband, Ryan, and their dog, Newton. Jordyn and Ryan are expecting their first child, a little girl, in July.
Congratulations on your growing family, Jordyn, and thank you for helping lead the way!
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