Alison Baillargeon is a certified physician assistant and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Siena College in Loudonville, New York. Alison has a particular interest in mental health.
Alison’s senior year of college is when she decided to pursue medicine. Initially, she was interested in research, but she thought she could positively impact people’s lives more in healthcare, and that she does. Her favorite memory is when a patient scheduled a telemedicine visit during the COVID-19 pandemic solely to inform Alison that he was finally approved for the medical disability they had been fighting to get for over three years. He wanted to celebrate with her. This is what she loves most about being a physician assistant, having the ability to impact someone’s day positively. In addition, Alison loves building relationships with her patients. Her care philosophy is to treat everyone as individuals and listen to their needs, not just treat their medical problems. She believes listening is one of the most critical aspects of patient care.
Alison is originally from Brimfield, Massachusetts, but was drawn to the Capital Region area after spending four years here as an undergrad. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with three dogs.