Mollie Semmer, MS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Washington University Living Well Center

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Mollie is a physician assistant in the Washington University Living Well Center®. She uses lifestyle medicine to treat musculoskeletal disorders with an added focus on addressing the underlying conditions that are often barriers to patient success such as diabetes, obesity, mood disorders and cardiovascular disease. Mollie collaborates with individuals to conduct lifestyle assessments and evidence-based interventions, which may include elements of plant-predominant nutrition, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, mental health, behavioral changes, weight loss and avoidance of substance use. She conducts assessments with a whole-body approach. She also offers appointments for nutritional counseling. 

Common Diagnosis Treated

  • Musculoskeletal disorders such as low back pain and joint pain
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Nicotine addiction
  • Lifestyle management of many chronic conditions

Common Procedures

  • Knee injections

Clinical Office Locations

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

MyChart Patient Portal

  • Chike-Harris, K., Garber, K., Semmer, M., Nichols, M. Technology Meets Health Promotion. In L. Downes & L. Tryon (Eds.), Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for Advanced Practice: Integrating Evidence-Based Lifestyle Concepts. [Publication pending]
  • Rimsans, J., Fortin, B.M., Sylvester, K.W., Collins, P., Semmer, M., Frankel, K.A., …Connors, J.M. (2018). Four Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate for Anticoagulation Reversal in an LVAS Patient Undergoing Robotic Prostatectomy: A Case Report. Medical & Surgical Urology, 7(4). doi: 10.4172/2168-9857.1000208
  • Harrison, A.R., Berbos, Z., Zaldivar, R.A., Anderson, B.C., Semmer, M., Lee, M.S., & McLoon, L.K. (2011). Modulating Neuromuscular Junction Density Changes in Botulinum-Toxin Treated Orbicularis Oculi Muscle. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 52(2), 982-986. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.10-6427

Clinical Interests

Lifestyle medicine is defined as “an evidence-based approach to preventing and treating diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones – such as eating healthfully, being physically active, managing stress, avoiding risky substance abuse, adequate sleep and having a strong support system”.1 The Washington University Living Well Center® is an innovative program that aims to transform healthcare delivery by empowering individuals to improve their lifestyles as the central component of disease prevention and management. Mollie is proud to be a member of the Living Well Center's team of experts who work collaboratively with patients to identify and eradicate the underlying lifestyle-related causes of dysfunction and disease.

1 American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Background

Mollie earned a bachelor's degree in movement and sport sciences from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. She then completed a master's degree in physician assistant studies from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. 

Board Certifications

  • Board-certified, National Commission On Certification Of Physician Assistants

Undergraduate Degree

  • Bachelor of Science, Movement and Sport Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Graduate Degree

  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Program, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine

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