MARQUETTE — UP
Health System – Marquette is pleased to welcome Scott Poirier, PA-C, to its
Scott earned his Master of Science in Physician Studies at
the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a Northern Michigan
graduate with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Scott was born and raised in Ishpeming, therefore, the
chance to serve a community he’s familiar with is a special opportunity. And
prior to attending Physician Assistant school, Scott worked at UPHS – Marquette
as a Medical Assistant in the Neurology clinic.
“I have many friends and family in the UP, and the culture,
people and natural beauty make living here a no-brainer,” he said. “It’s the
only place that my wife and I can envision raising a family.
“When the opportunity arose to rejoin the UPHS group as a
provider, I was thrilled to be able to continue my health care career in the
place where it started.”
Scott joins a Brain & Spine Center at UPHS that is the
area’s leading provider of adult neurological care for the full range of
injuries and disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system. The
team of neurologists is experts in their
field, offering compassionate, comprehensive treatment of Alzheimer’s Dementia,
Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, movement disorders, epilepsy,
headaches, migraines and spinal disorders, along with all other neurological
conditions, ranging from the common to the rare.
“I love that I have
the privilege to sit down with patients every day and educate them on their
health and disease processes,” Scott said. “I believe that a greater depth of
knowledge enables patients to better manage many aspects of their health.
“The patient-provider relationship
is best forged as a partnership, in which patients play an active role in their
treatment decisions and overall well-being. Through this, patients can be
empowered to take better control of their disease and achieve optimal health
Outside of medicine, Scott enjoys outdoor activities such as biking,
camping, backpacking, kayaking and snowshoeing. He also enjoys movies and TV,
including the Lord of the Rings and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.