Valerie Edwards, PA-C
Facility/Office:Kaiser Family Practice
Education:Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Midland,TX
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
Biography:Valerie Torres Edwards, PA-C is a Physician Assistant at Kaiser Family Practice who treats all ages ranging from newborns to the geriatric population. She is a Kenedy, TX native and returned back to her hometown to provide quality healthcare to the community she was raised in after obtaining her education in medicine and practicing surgery in San Antonio.
Valerie graduated as valedictorian of the Class of 2009 from Kenedy High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi graduating as apart of the universityâs honorâs program, a Golden Key International Honour Society Graduate, with Magna Cum Laude honors. She graduated top of her class as a Phi Alpha Honor Society graduate at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Midland, Texas with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. During her clerkship, she acquired an extensive training in a myriad of specialties including plastic surgery, general surgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, OB/GYN, and emergency medicine. She has 4 years of experience in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery in San Antonio, TX. Valerie worked primarily in the operating room performing surgery with specialization in endoscopic vein harvesting. She also conducted clinic and managed patients in the hospital preoperatively and postoperatively, from the ICU to discharge.
Growing up in a small community, Valerie knows firsthand the struggle it is to attain accessible optical medical care. Therefore, Valerie is committed to providing thorough patient centered primary care to all local residents of the underserved rural area of South Texas as a vital component of Kaiser Family Practice.