Paige Grider, PA-C
For Paige Grider, the connections she fosters with patients are the most rewarding part of practicing medicine. She enjoys treating the whole person and learning about people’s families, relationships, and stressors, along with the positive forces in their lives. She is honored to be able to support people in sickness and health. Paige sees patients of all ages. She has a special interest in helping individuals manage stress and reduce its impact on their bodies.
Paige’s entire career has been focused on caring for people. Because she has the ability and heart to help, she believes it is her responsibility in life to do just that. Before becoming a physician assistant, Paige was a residential counselor at a mental health and drug rehab facility, a volunteer firefighter with AmeriCorps, and a paramedic.
Paige earned a bachelor of science in psychology from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. She earned an associate of science in paramedicine from Oregon Health & Science University in Wilsonville, Oregon. She went on to graduate with a master’s degree from Drexel University’s Physician Assistant Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Away from medicine, Paige enjoys canoeing with her husband on the Columbia River Slough, antique shopping, knitting, cooking, and playing sports of every kind. She was an amateur mixed martial arts fighter for 18 years and, at the height of her career, was ranked seventh in the U.S.