Shannon Irish is a physician assistant with Dr. Pochatko’s practice, specializing in foot and ankle care. Her approach to care is deeply rooted in the simple act of listening to her patients before any advice is given. She makes sure each of her patients understands exactly what’s wrong, and what the goals of the treatment are - something that sounds simple, but is often overlooked. Outside of work, Shannon enjoys traveling, shopping, and going to concerts. Her favorite movie is Step Brothers, and her favorite TV shows are 90 Day Fiance, Schitt’s Creek, and How to Get Away with Murder.
What drew you to a career as a physician assistant?
“My passion for helping others. I also think my passion for learning medicine stems from the multiple surgeries I had on my right ear and mastoid bone, which resulted in hearing loss in that ear. The multiple trips to and from the operating room taught me that there are so many different possibilities within the medical field. I chose to become a physician assistant because I admire the way PAs work along with physicians as a team while still having autonomy.”
Combined Bachelor/Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Daemen College, Buffalo NY