Undergraduate: Cornell University, Biochemical Nutrition
Graduate School: Touro College – Physician Assistant Degree (1985)
Meet Alisa Studley:
What is your care philosophy?
Listening to my patients in an open, non-judgemental manner, allows me a deep understanding of their symptoms and concerns leading to the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment plan. Leveraging my empathic personality, I know a little compassion and understanding go a long way to build the patient’s trust in me as their practitioner. I spend the time necessary to explain diagnoses and treatments to patients so they fully comprehend their visit. There are a wide variety of solutions to medical issues in addition to medicine and I am well versed in holistic approaches offering my patients options while helping them to choose the best plan.
What inspired you to pursue a career in gynecology?
Combining my degrees in Nutritional Sciences and Physician Assistant, I discovered that Obstetrics/Gynecology was a field where I could have a large impact in the lives of women. That impact is amplified when you consider the very personal nature of sexuality. I strive to make my patients comfortable enough to talk openly about their most personal issues without making them feel “awkward.” Even as a child I was interested in medicine and was attracted to how “women’s issues” interact with the entire body.
What distinguishes Women’s Health Specialists from other practices?
Women’s Health Specialists is a multifaceted gynecology practice dealing with all women’s health issues from pediatric to geriatric. Our practitioners have a wide variety of interests and specialties including pediatric gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and minimally invasive surgeries. My personal special interests include adolescent gynecology, geriatric gynecology, and pessaries to help women with vaginal prolapse or urinary incontinence.
If you weren’t a Physician Assistant, what would you be?
“A therapist. Speaking with people and really listening to them heals them. I get to utilize these skills in my practice everyday. I love my profession and building long term relationships with my patients. I’m grateful to have had patients for over 20 years and gotten the opportunity to know them and their families, their trials and successes.