Jenna Smith, MS, PA-C

“I feel most rewarded when a woman leaves the office educated and empowered.”

Jenna Smith, MS, PA-C

“I feel most rewarded when a woman leaves the office educated and empowered.”

Jenna Smith MS, PA-C graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She worked in the field of sexual health for two years before earning her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the New York Institute of Technology. Jenna gained experience working at Planned Parenthood before joining The Woman’s Health Pavilion in 2017.

Jenna moved to Arizona in 2020, and despite the distance, she has continued to work at The Woman’s Health Pavilion. She has helped to develop our telehealth program and currently serves as our Telehealth Manager. Jenna works with a few of our other talented clinicians to make telehealth appointments accessible up to 5 days a week! Click here to learn more about telehealth at WHP.

Professional Accomplishments

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certification
  • Graduate research poster published by American Academy of Physician Assistants and Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants (October 2016)
  • Graduate Scholar Award, NYIT (Fall 2013-Spring 2016)

An Interview With Jenna Smith

What led you to the field of obstetrics/gynecology?

I have always been drawn to the field of OB-GYN. Before becoming a physician assistant, I worked for many different non-profit organizations that focused on women’s health. I worked as a sexuality educator and trainer, visiting schools and community-based organizations to teach about sexually transmitted infections and family planning. I returned to school to become a PA so that I could use my experience to help more people.

How many years have you been practicing in the field?

I’ve worked in women’s health since 2010 and have worked as a physician assistant since 2016.

How do you provide care through telehealth?

You’d be amazed at what we can do on telehealth! I’m able to evaluate and manage a wide range of gynecologic issues virtually, for example contraception counseling, discussing fertility and hormones, and addressing non-urgent complaints such as irregular bleeding, pelvic pain, vaginitis or UTI symptoms when a patient can’t make it into the office. I still work closely with providers in the office to ensure when an in-office visit is necessary our telehealth patients are promptly taken care of.

Do you miss seeing patients in person?

To be honest, not as much as I thought I would! Doing telehealth affords me more time to counsel and educate my patients, which I find to be very rewarding.

Do you have special interests or areas of specialty as an OB-GYN?

I’m especially interested in gynecologic issues such as vaginitis and PCOS. I also enjoy taking a holistic approach to a lot of the chronic gynecologic conditions my patients face.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures and languages. I am also really into thrifting and interior design (if you’ve seen me on telehealth, you know I am always adding cool new things to my backdrop). I also have a standard poodle that I spend a lot of time spoiling.

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