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Rise Curiel, PA-C


Rise Curiel is an NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant and licensed by the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants. He began his career in health care as a physical therapy technician. After gaining a love for medicine and a respect for the bodies resilient ability to recovery from injuries he furthered his education and training as an EMT/Paramedic and worked as a first responder on an ambulance. Rise would go on to further his education by receiving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science from Utah Valley University in Orem Utah, then later obtain a Masters degree as a Physician Assistant at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland California.

Upon graduation he worked in the correctional department for the state of Utah were he provided a wide range of services which included family, urgent, and emergency care. Now, after working a total of 8 years in the medical field he feels that he has now come full circle working at Backfit. He feels that he is now in an environment that sparked his love for service for those who are suffering from pains and injuries.

Outside of Backfit, Rise enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons, and daughter. They enjoy playing by the pool, hiking, going on bike rides, and visiting the Phoenix zoo and science museum. Rise looks forward in gaining his patients trust and being a partner with them on their road to recovery.

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