Rita Henien Bybee, DO (she/her) was born in Thun, Switzerland and has made her home in St. Joseph, Michigan, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and now Madison. Her experiences developing meaningful relationships with patients led Rita to understand how health encompasses significantly personal and holistic priorities, physical wellbeing, and elimination of disease. She appreciates full spectrum family medicine, the opportunity to pursue her medical interests in prenatal care and obstetrics, geriatric and palliative medicine, and LGBTQ+ and gender-affirming care. With experience as a liaison and a service project event coordinator of a community health center in Flagstaff, AZ, Rita learned firsthand the importance of addressing social determinants of health. She rotated in many community health center sites, from critical access clinics to rural hospitals, which provided her with exposure to diverse patient populations from varying cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. This enriched her mission to uplift the individualized health aspirations of her patients, recommend practical and accessible treatments for their lifestyle and continually adapt her approach to serving her community’s health needs. Rita stays well-rounded in her activities outside of medicine- trail running, hiking, cross-country skiing, reading, and live musical theater. She also enjoys traveling and trying new outdoor activities with her family and friends.