Lisa Fields is a board-certified Physician Assistant. She earned her bachelor’s degree with distinction in psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then earned her master’s degree in physician studies from East Carolina University. In addition, she carries certifications in BasicLife Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Lisa held a variety of roles after receiving her undergraduate degree including working as an Orange County EMT, assisting in cortical network dynamics, and electrostimulation research at the UNC Neuroscience Center, and serving as a program facilitator at an eldercare day facility focused on promoting therapeutic social engagement. Lisa began her career as a physician assistant in emergency medicine, working in two high-volume emergency departments near Charlotte. She thrived in emergency medicine and gained invaluable experience managing a wide range of severe and complex illness and injury. During her time in the emergency department, she saw first-hand the dramatic impact that evidence-based primary care medicine can have on a patient’s clinical outcome through the mitigation and prevention of disease exacerbation. She ultimately decided to use her experience to support the field of primary care, and spent a year in urgent care medicine before transitioning into family medicine. Lisa’s primary goal is to serve her patients in a preemptive and sustained capacity, aligning with them as a team to operate as the first line of defense against disease and to foster comprehensive wellness.
Lisa was born and raised in Houston, Texas but also lived in California, Nebraska, and Switzerland, before making a final move to North Carolina, which she now proudly calls home. Outside of work she enjoys reading, playing with her two dogs, baking, and spending time with friends and family.