Sally Roberts, PA-C, is a member of Summit Health’s Neurosurgery team at the Eastside clinic. Sally completed her undergraduate education at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She later moved back to Portland and did circadian rhythm research at OHSU prior to attending PA school at OHSU. She credits her choice to pursue a medical career to an unfortunate orthopedic injury sustained while playing college athletics. “I became fascinated with human anatomy and physiology. I had such a great team of medical providers getting me back to my life, I wanted to help people get back to their daily life in the same way,” Sally says.
Sally uses a collaborative approach with her patients to get them back to everyday life activities. “Every patient has their own vision of what their day to day life should look like, it’s my job to collaborate with them and set goals in their care so they can either get back to that vision or continue doing it,” she says. Discussing all options of care and how those align with the patient’s goals is important for Sally to discuss with her patients.
During patient visits, Sally wants to understand what the patient is most concerned about. “It’s my job to understand their concerns and bring my medical experience together to form a plan the patient can feel invested in.”
In her spare time, Sally seeks to enjoy all types of bike riding, taking her dog on adventures, cooking, and spending time with her family.