DEBORAH COLLINS, MD
Dr. Deborah Collins joined Moscow Medical in September 2014, after relocating to the Palouse with her family from the Washington, DC area. Previously, Dr. Collins was caring for patients and teaching resident physicians and medical students at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, she describes herself as a “small-town girl at heart”, having grown up in a small Iowa farm town. She decided to attend medical school with the goal of becoming a primary care physician in a community practice and getting to know her patients as individuals over the years. As a parent of three young children, Dr. Collins understands the needs and concerns involved with family medical care. She also has years of experience in caring for adolescents and young adults as well as those with multiple complex or age-related medical issues.
Dr. Collins is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She completed her undergraduate studies at Iowa State University and a Master of Science in Public Health in maternal and child health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Collins received her MD degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed a family medicine residency at the University of North Carolina. Her other interests include singing and playing the piano, cycling, theater, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
JESSICA CRUZ, PA-C
Jessica Cruz is a nationally certified Physician Assistant and received her Masters’ degree from Idaho State University after attending the University of Idaho. Jessica cherishes the opportunity to provide complete patient-centered care to people. She is dedicated to educating patients about healthcare and helping them optimize preventative medicine.
RAYMOND PAZ, MD
Dr. Paz is a Board Certified Family Physician and a Certified Medical Examiner for the U.S. Department of Transportation. He has been providing healthcare services on the Palouse since 2008. Dr. Paz received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California-San Diego in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Paz pursued broad training in the specialty of Family Medicine at Idaho State University’s Family Medicine Residency Program, while serving as the Chief Resident.
Dr. Paz chose Family Medicine because it allows him to provide comprehensive healthcare to patients throughout all stages of life. He performs office based procedures and surgeries, cares for patients with acute and chronic health conditions, while providing preventive healthcare for men, women, and children, including DOT physicals. Dr. Paz looks forward to meeting the healthcare needs of you and your family.
Aside from work, Dr. Paz and his wife enjoy the variety of recreational activities that Idaho has to offer.
SARA PRESOL, FNP-C
Sara enjoys the diversity of primary health care, and has clinical experience in acute and chronic care management. She is passionate about helping individuals with weight management, preventative health and is highly committed to providing optimal care to our community.
Sara and her husband were both raised in Moscow and are deeply rooted to the community, raising their two amazing daughters. The Presol family own and operate a Certified Organic garlic farm and enjoy everything outdoors.