Iowa PA Society 2021 PA of the Year

Ron Schafer - Iowa PA of the Year 2021

Ron Schafer, PA-C, MPAS, has provided outstanding medical care to the people of Ringgold County for more than 30 years. During that time he served as an EMT, a Paramedic, a Respiratory Therapist Tech, a certified wound care provider - and as a PA for the past 20 years. Ron has gone beyond the call of duty to provide extra care for his patients by earning certification in wound care, ACLS, ATLS, and PALS. His service as an Iowa delegate to the national AAPA House of Delegates for nine years and membership on Iowa’s state Rural Health and Primary Care Advisory Committee for six years demonstrated his dedication to his profession and his state. Additionally, he is a career long member of the Iowa PA Society and the national PA organization AAPA. Beyond these services he showed his commitment to service of his local community and others through his membership in the Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce, his local food bank, Ringgold County Cares, Chicken Wings for charity and his support of his local movie theater.

In this space age Ron still makes house calls for those who don’t have transportation to the clinic or are home bound.

Whenever his local, state, or federal legislators need information about PA legislation Ron is always ready to provide concise and accurate data about how the proposals will improve access to care. Due to his excellent reputation as a local medical care provider, his explanation promptly gains the support of his legislators. Adding to his effectiveness, his local legislators know him personally.

Ron is a most outstanding PA and an outstanding person who well deserves recognition by his fellow PAs as Iowa PA of the year.


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