Kristen Vestigo joined FastMed Family Medicine in Statesville as a physician assistant in 2019 when she relocated to North Carolina from South Jersey to enjoy all that Southern living has to offer. She previously worked as a physician assistant at Taylor Hospital Rehabilitation Unit in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. She also gained urgent care experience while working as a Medical Assistant/CNA for a provider in Limerick, PA.
Kristen graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, where she earned both a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2016 and a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in 2014. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and holds CNA Certification from the American Red Cross. In addition, Kristen’s clinical year rotations helped her build valuable experience in primary care, NICU, internal medicine, psychiatry, emergency medicine, and women’s health. She also strengthened her patient skills through volunteer work with Inglis House in Philadelphia and St. Catherine of Siena Nursing/Rehabilitation Center in Smithtown, NY.
When she’s not busy helping patients at the Statesville FastMed Family Medicine clinic, Kristen enjoys spending time horseback riding throughout different parts of North Carolina with her husband, reading, and spending time with her 4 dogs and 2 cats.