Auky van Beek, PA-C

B.S., Psychology, Louisiana State University, 1990
B.A., Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, 1997
Physician Assistant Certificate, University of Washington, 1997
NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant, 1997. NCCPA recertification, 2003
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I love working as part of a dedicated team offering the best care available anywhere. I love Neighborcare's commitment to offering health care to those who might otherwise not have access. Here's my current favorite quote: Between stimulus and [reaction] there is a space. In that space lies our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. --Victor Frankl

Auky has worked for Neighborcare Health since she graduated from PA school in 1997; the first 9 years at Rainier Beach Medical Clinic and now at Madison Middle School. Auky teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, a research-based program for adults and teens that has shown benefits in attention, reactivity, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Auky is a first generation American of Dutch descent who was born and raised in Louisiana. She's lived in Seattle since 1992. She loves learning new skills (plumbing, electrical, guitar), gardening, hiking, yoga and cross country skiing.

Languages spoken:
English, Dutch