Jessica Bursell, Physician Assistant   

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 Jessica Bursell joined Naugatuck Valley Women’s Health Specialists as a Physician  Assistant in February 2018 after eight years of experience at another well-established  practice in Connecticut.

 Sharing the philosophy of the physicians at NVWHS, Jessica emphasizes highly engaged,  personalized care built on a platform of putting patients at ease and inspiring trust.

 “My main thing is to just treat people the way I would want to be treated, to treat them  like family,” Jessica says. “When you really get to know the  person, they feel a lot more  comfortable.”

 Jessica offers well-rounded care centered on getting to know patients and their lives  beyond their medical, surgical and obstetrics history.

 She grew up in Oxford and lives in Woodbury with her husband of nine years, their two  children, 6 and 3, and the family’s dog.

 When she’s not working, Jessica loves photography and horseback riding.


  Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of PAs


  • Quinnipiac University, Master’s of Health Science, Physician Assistant Studies, 2009
  • University of Connecticut, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2005