Israel M. Mendez, MS, PA-C
Family Medicine PA
Languages: English and Spanish
Special Interests: diabetes management, smoking cessation, office-based procedural skills, and preventative medicine.
Israel Mendez is a 1st generation Guatemalan-American Physician Assistant (PA) from Morganton, NC. He attended East Carolina University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health. He was the distinguished graduate of the year and graduated Magna Cum Lauda. Israel then returned to East Carolina University for his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies where he served as class president, taught medical Spanish, and actively volunteered at the Pitt County Care Clinic.
Prior to PA school, Israel worked as a research assistant and certified nursing assistant. He also served as clinic director for medical mission trips abroad and has published in both the Journal of the Medical Library Association and Journal of Health Promotion Practice.
“I truly believe that I am supposed to be here for such a time as this! Family medicine is my passion and what drives the passion are the amazing people I get to serve every day. I believe everyone deserves high quality, compassionate, and evidence-based care. My goal in life is to simply love people like my Creator loves me.”