Alexa Riel is a board-certified Physician Assistant who joined the Bend Inovia team in the summer of 2020. At Inovia Vein Specialty Center, Alexa is a mid-level provider who sees both new and established patients at the Bend location. She develops and implements treatment plans for leg pain and swelling as it relates to venous disease. This includes care for venous insufficiency/varicose veins, spider veins, deep venous thrombosis, superficial venous thrombosis, venous stasis ulcers, and lymphedema.
Alexa grew up in Bend, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene with a degree in Biology and Human Physiology. She subsequently earned her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant studies in 2019 at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California.
During and after her undergraduate studies she worked in the emergency department and in surgery as she gained healthcare experience. As a Physician Assistant in training she mentored at-risk youth in the Bay Area who were interested in healthcare careers. Alexa also participated in other volunteering events such as blood pressure screenings at local churches. Alexa enjoys traveling and has participated in medical missions to Ethiopia and Panama.
Outside of the clinic, Alexa enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, daughter, and their yellow Labrador Retriever, Willa. She especially enjoys camping, boating, hiking, paddle boarding, and snowshoeing.
Alexa is dedicated to providing patient-centered specialized vein care. She believes in building a rapport with patients so they feel comfortable and supported. Her goal is to educate patients so they thoroughly understand their options and feel confident to ask questions or share any concerns.