Hospital Affiliation: Kettering Medical Center
Peritha Garland, PA-C, is a nationally certified physician assistant who has practiced medicine for over 15 years. Peritha has worked in specialties such as cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, trauma, and currently works in bariatric surgery and hospital medicine at Kettering Health. She focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles, education, medical treatment, preoperative, and postoperative care for patients. She has worked with bariatric surgery for over four years. During those four years, she has helped start our diet problem, which was instrumental in getting our patients approved for bariatric surgery. She has many years of clinical experience and provides excellent medical care, education, diagnostic testing, record review, and monitoring.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Kettering College, and earned her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Peritha is a member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Ohio Association of Physician Assistants, and Society of Hospital Medicine. She obtained her license with Ohio state medical board and is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants.
PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
“My philosophy is every life is precious. I always enjoyed helping others which led me to the medical field. I try to have a professional and friendly demeanor with my patients and doctors alike. My goal is to stay knowledgeable and use my knowledge and skills to best serve patients. I strive to listen to them and give my full attention to understand the symptoms and provide the best possible care.
I find bariatric surgery very rewarding, especially when patients achieve their weight goals. I love inspiring patients to achieve their goals and seeing the impact it can make on them and their family’s lives.”
Hippocrates says it best ‘wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.’”