Before arriving at COPA in 2010, Carissa Honeycutt grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and made her way to the west coast for training as a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C). While pursuing her dream career as a PA-C, Honeycutt was able to travel extensively and serve a variety of communities all over Oregon and the rest of the world, including Hawaii. These experiences have given her a unique, multi-cultural perspective to pediatrics, which she brings to her interactions with patients and families at COPA.
Honeycutt is well-versed in medical Spanish and was fortunate to have Spanish immersion in Costa Rica and Ecuador. One of the highlights of her training in Ecuador (which sparked her love for pediatrics) was her work in the Public Heath System.
Honeycutt has the best role models through her COPA family and looks forward to continuing the COPA legacy in Central Oregon. For those single parents who need support, new parents who need a break, or experienced parents needing a helping hand, Carissa Honeycutt wants to be part of your support system and ensure that your child is getting the absolute best to be healthy.
Besides traveling the world, hiking and photography are among Honeycutt’s favorite activities in Central Oregon.