Theresa Van is a Physician Assistant in the Family Practice Care Team at Umpqua Health-Newton Creek Clinic and is inspired by serving the residents of Douglas County. Practicing medicine allows Theresa to meet people from all walks of life and help them becomes advocates for their own health. She finds it fulfilling to practice in an underserved community. She grew up in Denver, Colorado but fell in love with Oregon while earning her PA certification at Pacific University in Hillsboro. She enjoys art, the outdoors, live music, and road trips.