Rika grew up in Los Angeles, California. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Public Health and Biology from the University of California San Diego. She then relocated to Florida and obtained her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Nova Southeastern University with high honors. She is board certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.
Prior to becoming a PA, Rika worked at a primary care clinic and developed a strong emphasis on screening and prevention through patient education as well as research-based medicine. As a physician assistant, she also has experience in clinical Endocrinology in the management of various chronic illnesses including thyroid disorders and Diabetes. She seeks to provide excellent and compassionate care to all of her patients.
In her free time, Rika enjoys reading, rooting for her favorite sports teams, playing board games and escape rooms with friends, and spending time with her family and dog.