When Alyssa Mathews joined Kids Plus in the summer of 2012, she made history — as the first Kids Plus Kid ever to become a Kids Plus Provider!
Alyssa, an only child, was a patient at the Pleasant Hills Office from birth. We and her parents took such good care of her that she went on to great things at Seton Hill University, where she graduate cum laude and earned both her Bachelor’s and her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. She’s now back where she started (at least medically!), taking care of a new generation of Kids Plus Kids as a Physician Assistant. She’s a proud member of the Pennsylvania Society for Physician Assistants.
Alyssa has been together with her husband, also a Pleasant Hills local, for almost 9 years. They love spending time together, especially with Sydney, a sweet German Shepherd/Pitbull mix they adopted from the ASPCA.
One of Alyssa’s favorite hobbies is cooking — or, even more importantly (she says), eating! She’s no pro, but she loves trying new recipes and creating her own dishes. She also enjoys camping, taking Sydney for walks, and going to country music concerts.
As a child, Alyssa’s favorite toys were her Barbie dolls. She and her best friend — who remains her best friend to this day — loved to get together, disappear into her playroom, and become totally preoccupied with them for hours at a time. She still cherishes those childhood memories today.
Alyssa’s favorite place to “play” in Pittsburgh is on any of the Three Rivers. She especially loves going boating and tubing in the summer.
To learn more about Alyssa, see her episode of Kids Plus Q&A: