Kristin Bean received her master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Rush University in Chicago, where she also completed a specialty year in Emergency Medicine. She is licensed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Kristin believes that everyone deserves the same respect and quality of care regardless of the communities in which they live or their financial situations. She believes in shared decision making when it comes to developing individual health plans and encourages patients to take an active role in their own health. Kristin speaks Spanish. In her free time, Kristin enjoys singing, playing piano, traveling (especially to Latin America), and hiking.