David West, PA-CPhysician Assistant
“I gratefully serve on a team of expert health providers who coordinate and achieve our patients’ primary-care goals, to improve the health and quality-of-life of individuals, families and communities. We care for the whole person, building a partnership with every patient to understand and respect their unique needs, cultures, values, and preferences. We support patients learning to manage and participate in their own care. We never give up and leave no one behind. (Adapted from AHRQ principles) “
Areas of Expertise
- Family Medicine
- Occupational Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Physician Assistant Studies
US Air Force Academy
American Association of PAs
Texas Association of PAs
Air Force Association
Swimming, riding and repairing bicycles, practicing yoga, singing, foreign films and opera, time with family and grandchildren, international correspondence, alternative energy and environmental education/remediation.
Born in Texas and raised in the mountains of Colorado. Learned to ski, backpack and river raft. Entered US Air Force at age 17 and graduated from the US Air Force Academy. Directed logistics for F-16, AWACS, A-10, JSTARS and GPS, and retired after 22 years as a Lt Colonel. Ran marathons and triathlons, qualified as a glider pilot, private pilot, skydiver and advanced SCUBA diver. Lived in Germany, Saudi Arabia, England, and Bosnia for a total of 12 years.
For his second career, he began work as a prison nurse and studied psychiatry before being accepted to the Baylor College of Medicine Physician Assistant program. He has practiced in Texas for 10 years in family medicine, neurology, correctional and occupational medicine.
Lutheran, married, with one daughter and two grandchildren. Drives a Nissan Leaf EV.