With eight years of experience, Eckel joins Carroll Health Group General Surgery. She received her Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from the University of New England in Portland, Maine. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and health promotion at University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. She completed a post-graduate surgical physician assistant residency through a joint program at Yale University School of Medicine and Norwalk Hospital, in New Haven and Norwalk, Connecticut, respectively. Eckel is seeing patients with general surgeons Dr. Natasha Annor and Dr. Tiffany Stoddard, in Westminster. The office is located inside the Billingslea Medical Building at 295 Stoner Ave., suite 102.