Jessica S. Unell, PA-C, MSPAS

Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C) i

Obstetrics and Gynecology

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Languages spoken

  • English


Philosophy of care

My philosophy is providing a safe, non-judgmental environment where patients feel comfortable and heard. I want you to look forward to your visit, knowing I will be empathetic and compassionate. It is important to treat patients as individuals and consider both their physical and mental health. I help patients make informed decisions, so they feel empowered to do what is best for their health. I advocate for my patients and am accessible when needed. As someone whose own family was impacted by challenging pregnancies, cancer and other illnesses, I care for you the same way I would want my family members to be treated.

Why I entered medicine

Working in medicine was appealing to me from a young age because it offers the ability to meet new people and make a difference in their lives. My OB-GYN rotation was one of the most rewarding experiences during my physician assistant education, and I knew it was the perfect fit for my drive and passion for empowering women. I love having the opportunity to practice preventative care while also playing a role in surgery and labor and delivery. OB-GYN as a specialty provides a unique opportunity to form trusting relationships with my patients in their most vulnerable stages of life. I enjoy the continuity of care in working with patients from their first visits as teenagers, through having their own children and then through perimenopause. It’s a true honor to be a part of patients' pregnancy journeys as they grow their families.

Community involvement

During my time at DeSales University, I cared for the homeless population at the Allentown Rescue Mission and served on the board of the PA Olympics, raising money for children with congenital heart defects. As a student at Penn State, I danced in THON, standing for 48 hours to raise money for pediatric cancer. I also taught English to international students at the Mid-State Literacy Council. I have traveled with Global Medical Brigades to Panama to set up a clinic in an area with limited access to health care. I hope to continue to participate in service trips to bring health care to underserved areas.

Personal interests

In the warmer months, I love to take my kayak on the river, play pickleball with my friends and go camping with my family. In the winter, I enjoy watching Penn State football and skiing as often as possible. Traveling is another passion; I hope to visit many more countries in Europe.


Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science in Biobehavioral Health, 2019

DeSales University, Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, 2022


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