Michele Pohlmann is the longest running physician assistant at United Regional. With a heart to serve and willingness to bring the highest level of care to her patients, she assists Dr. Joshua Schacter in general orthopedic and sports medicine operations.
Pohlmann is a graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler where she studied kinesiology and sports medicine. She went on to get her masters in physician assistant studies from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth. She is currently working on her MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a board-certified physician assistant and a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and American College of Sports Medicine.
Pohlmann was interested in a field that challenged her both mentally and physically so she forged her way into the medical world. As an athlete throughout her high school and college years, she quite naturally developed an interest in sports medicine. A caregiver at heart, she is fueled with passion to relieve the pain and physical burdens people are experiencing. She works with determination to help people embrace the healthy life they were created to live.
Being part of the United Regional team has allowed Pohlmann to achieve and maintain excellence in patient care. “From the CEO to the people who take care of the facilities, everybody here has the same mission: to take care of patients and to do the best that we can,” she says. “We have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and the best, most proven, high-tech tools to take care of our patients. I have one of the best places to work.”
Pohlmann is originally from Huntington Beach, California, but spent her formative years in Texas. She has lived in Wichita Falls for more than a decade, and spends her time being active with her dogs, traveling with her husband who is a commercial airline pilot, and spending quality time with her son who is in the United States Air Force. She is determined to travel to all 50 states, and so far she has only seven left to visit. She is on an endeavor to visit every major league baseball stadium.
As a survivor of cancer and previous caregiver of patients with cancer, Pohlmann spends time volunteering with the American Cancer Society and serves at the Relay for Life. She focuses her time on sharing her story, listening to others, and celebrating the recovery of the people she meets. She finds joy in meeting new people, especially those from different backgrounds and cultures, and in highlighting the commonality we all share in the midst of our differences.
Pohlmann’s heart for connecting with different people impacts the lives of those she serves at United Regional. She recognizes the individual needs of her patients, and delights in taking the extra few minutes necessary to care about every part of the patient, not just one aspect. Her aptitude for listening and caring endears her to the patients she is privileged to care for.