Mr. Jared Rapier joined the army as a medic when he was 18 years old and trained at Fort Sam Houston. It was when he was deployed to Iraq for 18 months that he realized how passionate he was about providing care to help keep others healthy and well. When he returned home, he attended the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine and graduated with his Master’s of Clinical Health Services degree. He was very active in the MEDEX program and served as Treasurer of the Physician’s Assistant class. He continues to teach clinical skills in the PA programs at the Seattle and Tacoma UW campuses and is working to complete my second major in chemistry.
At first, he was planning to focus on acute medicine based on his military background, though he became passionate about family practice after his preceptorship at Sound Family Medicine. He was impressed with the level of patient care and the long-standing rapport the provider team had with their patients. He knew he wanted to do more – to be part of the patient’s care plan to help them be healthy. Transparency is key for him – everything he does is for his patient’s benefit. It’s a 100% patient-centered and holistic approach.
He and his wife are proud parents of 3 children – 2 girls and a boy. He enjoys giving back to his community. A graduate of Auburn High School, he continues to provide sideline medicine to AHS and other local high schools. Additionally, he’s part of a community provider network for athletic training. He is active in his church and mentors young men at Absolute Ministries who are undergoing drug and alcohol addiction. He loves the outdoors and tries to backpack, hunt and camp every chance he gets.