Topher M. Bradshaw, PA-C
Family Practice Specialists is proud to welcome Topher M. Bradshaw, PA-C, back into the FPS family—this time as its newest physician assistant. Topher worked in the clinical laboratory at FPS for three years prior to leaving in order to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Arizona State University and a Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University. Topher, who was raised in Arizona, is married with three children, two girls ages six and four, and a five week old son.
Topher explored a number of different jobs in the medical field prior to deciding on a career as a physician assistant. What drew him to the PA field is his passion to help others. The specialties that interest him most are family medicine and psychiatry. Topher likes the broadness of family medicine. “You get to treat people with diabetes, mental health disorders, acute issues, or long-term management,” he says. He also enjoys making personal connections and watching the patient grow over time.
Topher’s interest in psychiatry stems from the growing need for quality psychiatric care in the community. “I know how complicated those issues can be,” he says. “I know how it affects not only the patient but friends and family and anyone that is involved, so that is one of the major reasons why I like psychiatry.”
Aside from medicine, Topher has a few hobbies that keep him busy. One is watching soccer. He admits that he may watch “too much soccer.” He also enjoys playing music. In fact, he used to be the bass guitarist for an indie rock band that toured the country and released a few records. But perhaps his greatest passion, aside from medicine, is philanthropy and giving back to the community. He says that community involvement helped him better “understand how complex and dynamic healthcare can be in Arizona.”
He volunteers with the Phoenix Allies for Community Health (PACH) clinic, which is a free clinic for underserved members of the community. PACH provides free healthcare for people who don’t have or can’t afford medical coverage and is operated by volunteer physicians and physician assistants. He volunteers in a variety of ways including treating patients, fundraising, and mentoring volunteer students at the clinic. Topher says, “community involvement is a big issue for me—trying to give back and help as much as I can.”
We are thrilled to work withTopher Bradshaw as a member of the Family Practice Specialists provider team.