Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - Noon
Vanessa Laws, PA-C, is a physician assistant at the UT Health East Texas Orthopedic Institute in Athens. She was drawn to healthcare after having orthopedic surgery as a teenager. “The healthcare team changed the lives of so many people on a daily basis, and I wanted to have that kind of impact as well.”
Laws employs a patient-centered approach with a strong emphasis on patient education and joint decision-making. She works to enhance her patients’ understanding of the purpose for their particular procedure, therapy or medication through education. She aims to help her patients make the best decisions.
“Patients should know they are getting a provider who will listen to their concerns and advocate for them through uncertain or difficult times of their care,” she said.
When not seeing patients, Laws enjoys creative arts, talking about Jesus, traveling to tropical destinations and spending time with her family.
Master of Physician Assistant Studies: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Bachelor of Science: Biology, Howard Payne University, Brownwood
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Certification
Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners, Certification
Basic Cardiac Life Support, Certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Certification
Advanced Trauma Life Support, Certification