Exceeding Expectations, One Patient at a Time
In 2017, Mandie became the first physician assistant in the state of Arizona to own and operate her own outpatient psychiatric practice. While physician assistants work under the medicolegal supervision of a medical or osteopathic doctor, they can own and manage their own practices. Dr. Paul Boulware, Johns Hopkins trained and board-certified psychiatrist, took Mandie as his first psychiatric student in February 2010, and they worked side by side for nearly three years thereafter. In 2017, Dr. Boulware generously joined forces with Mandie as her supervising physician again, to make Mandie's dream of owning and operating Pinnacle Psychiatry a reality.