Addie Bush has a love of medicine that springs from childhood experiences caring for a disabled grandmother. She grew up in a small town in western Iowa, and while attending the University of Northern Iowa, she became a nurse’s aide and worked in nursing homes. She learned about the physician assistant role when she joined the military, where she served as a helicopter ambulance medic and EMT. After her honorable discharge from the United States Army, she attended Baylor College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program. Since then, she has worked as a PA in corrections, under-served rural clinics, vascular surgery, emergency rooms, urgent care clinics and family medicine. She recently retired from government service at Madigan Army Medical Center.
In her spare time, she enjoys taking care of her three grandchildren, spending time with family, church activities, reading, gardening, hiking and biking.