Starla Smit, PA-C, joined our medical staff in 2012. As a certified physician assistant, she practices internal medicine at North Island Medical Center in conjunction with Dr. Dan Fisher. Internal medicine focuses on the prevention and management of the chronic and complicated diseases of adults. Her training included rotations in family practice, emergency medicine, OB-GYN, behavioral health, surgery and pediatrics. PA Smit believes that positive treatment outcomes are often the result of educating patients to engage fully in their own care.
North Island Medical Center
Patient Care Philosophy
Competence and compassion must influence every aspect of patient care.
Educate patients and ultimately involve them in their own care.
Focus on the whole person.
Emphasize the importance of prevention.
Scope of Care
Primary and preventive care for adults
Management of complex and chronic diseases of adults
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Saint Francis University, 2012
Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants