About Larissa Anthony, P.A.-C
I always knew that I wanted a career in medicine. Growing up, I always admired my dad. As a physician, he genuinely enjoyed going to work every day and was able to help so many patients and their families. However, I didn’t always know that I wanted to work in the same field. When I started PA school I thought for sure I wanted to work in Pediatrics. But on rotations, I found myself looking forward to pulmonary and sleep cases. When I was lucky enough to do a rotation with Pulmonary Associates, I was certain where I wanted to be.
I started my college career at the University of Arizona (Bear Down!!) where I earned a bachelor’s degree in physiology. Immediately following graduation, I moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana to pursue my master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Saint Francis.
I thought I wanted to move somewhere with more weather than just hot. The Midwest was great, but I definitely had a whole new appreciation for Arizona and knew it would forever be home. I met my husband, Matt, during my time at Saint Francis. Thankfully, he loved Arizona too, and we moved back to the Valley after graduation. We love spending time with our “kids”; a giant orange cat, Rupert, and a spunky Morkie, Theodore. We are huge Arizona sports fans, especially the Cardinals and the D-Backs. I also have a passion for all things food. Whether it’s trying a new recipe with my mom, going to a new restaurant, or my addiction to the Food Network, I consider food a hobby.
I have been with the Pulmonary Associates family since 2011. I feel truly blessed to be a part of such an amazing group of physicians and mid-levels, who continue to educate and encourage my growth as a provider. I believe medicine should have choices, as each person’s story and beliefs are different. I hope to become a part of your story, to help guide through the difficult times and celebrate the triumphs.