In myriad ways, Rebecca Flax, the new physician’s assistant at Family HealthCare Network’s Three Rivers clinic, is a perfect fit. She loves the outdoors; she’s a runner, hiker, and backpacker.
The University of Wisconsin grad said she couldn’t be happier about her transfer from Visalia to Three Rivers. Rebecca assumed her duties here on October 1.
She replaced Lauren Elliott, PA-C, who departed Three Rivers to become the clinical director of FHCN’s Oak Health Center in Visalia. Elliott, who was promoted in July 2015, had been working in Visalia and at Three Rivers until the recent transfer of Flax to Three Rivers.
Flax completed both her undergraduate degree and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Between her undergraduate and graduate work she was an AmeriCorps program leader at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.
In Boston, Rebecca led the Let’s Get Movin’ program that promotes healthy lifestyle changes for children and families at risk for chronic obesity and diabetes.
In 2014, after completing her PA program she was hired by FHCN. Rebecca wanted to work in California, she said, because she has family in Santa Cruz.
Rebecca, who is fluent in Spanish, is a National Health Corps Service scholar, a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that assists aspiring medical professionals with college expenses in exchange for a commitment to work in underserved or rural areas.