Rachel Stappler is a North Bend native and graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s of Science, performed post baccalaureate studies at Southern Oregon University and obtained her physician assistant degree and Masters of Health Science from Lock Haven University, in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania in 2010.
She completed a post graduate residency program in pain medicine and anesthesiology at the University of Washington medical school in Seattle, Washington.
She is a fellow of the American Society of Physician Assistants and the President for the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants in addition to being a very active part of the government affairs and continuing education committees. She is also a member of the Oregon Medical Association, and a reserve Police Officer for the City of Myrtle Point. She participates in numerous local and regional task forces for appropriate medication prescribing and disposal. She is a very active member of several local and regional pain committees as well as working with state and federal legislators for increasing access to substance abuse treatment.
In her spare time Rachel enjoys lecturing to the medical and law enforcement communities around the state, volunteering, long distance running, triathlons and spending time with her family and volunteering in the community.