Cris Rettler, PA-C is the OWLS Surgical Physician Assistant.  Cris assists Dr. Patterson in most surgical procedures, sees new patients in clinic and also provides ongoing follow up care for OWLS patients. Her goal is to provide patient centered care with an individualized focus to empower our patients to achieve health and wellness.

Cris is originally a Midwesterner, born and raised in St Paul, Minnesota. She graduated from University of South Florida in Tampa, FL with a BA in 1993. Cris then attended Pacific University Physician Assistant graduate program in Forest Grove, OR, graduating in 2002.

Cris has a diverse practice history and experience in several different medical specialties. These specialities include, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Orthopedic Surgery and Correctional Medicine as well as teaching for many years in the Physician Assistant Program at Pacific University.

Outside of work her interests include travel, reading, weight lifting and animal rescue.