Deborah Thorne, DMSc, MPAS, BA, PA-C
Doctor of Medical Science, Master of Science in PA Medicine, Bachelor of Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Board Certified PA
Deborah has been in the healthcare industry since 1989, promoting health through education and awareness. Dr Thorne first received a bachelor degree in Kinesiology in Canada followed by acupuncture certification. She owned and operated a community wellness clinic in rural Manitoba where she worked closely with other medical clinics and the Manitoba Regional Health Authority to provide patient care. After several years, she chose to expand her medical training, moving to New York where she completed a Masters of Science in PA studies at Wagner College. During her thesis year, she facilitated research in Guatemala that focused on simulation training with Comadronas (traditional midwives) in preventing postpartum hemorrhage. After successfully passing the national PA board exam she was licensed to practice in NY and NJ, where she gained valuable experience working at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine. She went on to work in spine and pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation. Her love for primary and urgent care medicine, especially to the underserved, led her to work in Queens, NY and Bayonne, NJ. Dr Thorne realized the importance of professional advancement and training and was accepted into a fellowship and doctoral program through the University of Lynchburg in Virginia. Her research focused on point of care ultrasound in diagnosis and procedural guidance in primary and urgent care practice. Dr Thorne and her husband, an internist, made the westward journey with their beloved rat terriers to Las Cruces, New Mexico where they are actively involved in community healthcare.