Rachael Lichtenberger is a board-certified and licensed Physician Assistant.  She is originally from Houston, TX, and received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 2012. She attended PA school at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and graduated in August 2014. Rachael has been working in pediatrics since graduation and can’t imagine doing anything else! She lives in the Northwest Austin area with her husband, daughter, and Australian Shepherd, Koda. Her husband is a teacher at Canyon Ridge Middle School. Rachael enjoys cooking, spending time with friends and family, and exercising. She and her husband are partners at the Austin Stone Northwest campus, and their faith is a huge part of their lives.

What is a Physician Assistant?
A Physician Assistant is a medical professional who practices medicine in collaboration with physicians. PAs are extensively trained health care providers who receive a master’s degree and are certified to practice medicine. PAs are valuable members of the health care team who can conduct physical exams, diagnose patients, order and interpret lab tests, write prescriptions, and formulate treatment plans. Often, PAs serve as a patient’s primary healthcare provider. PAs work in all areas of healthcare, including pediatrics. Rachael comes with six years of experience exclusively in the pediatric outpatient setting. She is able to establish continuity of care with patient families as the sole provider and in collaboration with Dr. Dudley.