Driven and compassionate healthcare professional with 12 years experience as a physician assistant in emergency medicine and family practice. Accountable and responsible with a strong focus on patient wellness and teamwork.
Use of Electronic Medical Record
Perform history and physicals
Patient Management and Education
Suture simple and complex lacerations
Perform excisions and biopsies
Joint aspirations and joint and trigger point injections
Incision and Drainage
Casting and Splinting
X-ray, CT, Sonogram, and EKG interpretation
Lab Diagnostic ordering and interpretation
Medical Diagnostic interpretations-Echocardiogram and stress test reports
Education and Training
Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies2004Community College of Baltimore County (Essex)/Towson University
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education1999Elizabethtown College － Elizabethtown, PAMinor: Biology
Certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants
Licensed by the Pennsylvania Medical and Osteopathic Boards of Medicine
BLS certified 2003-2019
ACLS certified 2003-2014--re-certification scheduled April 24, 2017
Family Medicine Physician AssistantJun 2013 to Current Penn State Health Family and Community Medicine － Elizabethtown, PA
Evaluate, treat and document 14-20 patients in 8 hour shift.
Provide primary and urgent care with patient centered approach promoting preventative medicine tactics to improve and maintain the health of patients.
Perform history and physical exams, laceration repairs, incision and drainage, administer cryotherapy, perform excisions and biopsies, joint aspirations and joint injections, splint applications.
Educate patients about home exercise programs and weight management as well as diabetic education and Coumadin monitoring.
Interpret diagnostics, such as labs, radiological studies, and EKGs
Provide emergent care to critical patients and coordinate transport to the ED and obtain consults for patients.
Family Medicine Physician AssistantAug 2011 to May 2013 Bala Family Practice － Bel Air, MD
• Provided primary care and urgent care for adult and pediatric patients, monitoring chronic conditions. Educated patients about their health and promoted preventive medicine strategies to improve and maintain patient's health. Worked primarily independently performing history and physical exams, ordering and interpreting diagnostics (labs, xrays, CT scan reports, US reports, echocardiograms and stress tests). Performed laceration repairs, excisions and biopsies and administered trigger point and joint injections and aspirations.
Chief Emergency Medicine Physician AssistantOct 2007 to Aug 2011 Emergency Medicine Physicians--Memorial Hospital － York, PA
Implemented physician assistants into the emergency department and assisted in writing the written agreement between the physician assistants and physicians.
Assisted with the interview process and orientation of physician assistants
Facilitated and helped to resolve any issues between physician assistants, physicians and hospital administration.
Coordinated the physician assistant schedule and help negotiate contracts.
Provided emergent and urgent care for adults
and pediatric patients up to 25 patients in 9 hour shift.
Primarily facilitated care in FastER (urgent
care setting) working closely with the physician in triage (PIT).
addition, provided care in the main ED evaluating and managing the care of
patients in acuity levels 2-5.
Emergency Medicine Physician AssistantAug 2005 to Oct 2007 Charles Emergency Physicians--Greater Baltimore Medical Center － Baltimore, MD
• Wrote the delegation agreement between the physician and the physicians assistants and implemented physician assistants into the ED
• Provided emergent and urgent care for adult and pediatric patients. Performed history and physicals, ordered and interpreted diagnostics, performed incision and drainage, application of splints, and minor surgical procedures up to and including complicated laceration repairs, and admitted, transferred, referred, and discharged patients.
Committees and Organizations
Member of the PA Advisory board for Penn State Hershey Medical School's PA program.
Member of the PA curriculum Oversite Committee.
Observer for Provider Performed Microscopy Competency Assessments.
Exceptional Staff Award Penn State Medical College 2013-2014
Dean's List Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction scoring in the 99th percentile among providers nationwide-2014-2015
Exceptional Teacher Award Penn State Medical College 2015-2016
Exceptional Role Model Award Penn State Medical College 2015-2016
Guest lecturing at Elizabethtown College
Interviewed by WITF/NPR--How Physician Assistants are re-shaping Healthcare--October 2014
Leadership skills, team player, patient focused, negotiate contracts, teaching patients and lecturing students, classroom management, teaching physical therapy exercises for patient utilization, composing written agreements, triage patients, mentoring, precepting