Experienced, dedicated Physician Assistant committed to providing exceptional care as an integral member of an orthopedic care team. Background includes: comprehensive care in outpatient, inpatient, ICU and surgical environments. Surgical first assist in trauma and general orthopedic, hand, microvascular and reconstructive cases. Practiced in eliciting a comprehensive history, physical exams, ordering and interpreting labs and radiographic studies, and determining need for surgical intervention. Experienced in consults for orthopedic trauma, general orthopedic and hand injuries in clinical, inpatient and ED settings. Experienced in surgical scheduling, and program development and management, such as weight loss, exercise, and rehabilitation programs. Always striving to be the most professional and knowledgeable Physician Assistant through constant education and practice.
Involved in all aspects of patient care including, detailed history and physical exams, development and implementation of treatment plans, prescribe medications, order and interpret lab and diagnostic studies. Performed in office surgical procedures. Management of chronic medical illness such as: diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, thyroid disease, obesity, liver disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, back pain, chronic pain syndrome and chemical dependence. Managed pre operative and post operative anticoagulation medication and coumadin maintenance. Diagnostic studies include ECG, holtor monitor, stress ECG, echocardiogram, stress echo and myocardial perfusion scan. Also monitored exercise stress testing in office. Evaluation and treatment of acute illness including pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma exacerbations, otitis media, influenza, sinusitis, UTI's and gastroenteritis. Developed and managed weight loss program for obese, diabetic and hypertensive patients including instructional materials for diet and exercise.
Provided trauma, general orthopedics, and sports medicine care in acute, outpatient, inpatient, perioperative and post operative environment. First Assist for trauma and general orthopedic cases as well as hand, reconstructive, microvascular and cosmetic cases in over 700 surgeries. Collected medical histories, performed physical exams, ordered and interpreted diagnostic studies. Formulated treatment plans, prescribed medications, applied splints / casts, orthotics and braces. Administered injections and aspirations to joint and bursa. Performed fracture evaluations and reductions in clinic and emergency department. Served on call for acute injuries, inpatient and outpatient emergencies as well as rounding on post operative patients. Worked side by side with doctors, nurses, ICU team, case managers and administrators to provide multifaceted care to trauma and general orthopedic patients. Monitored follow up care for appropriate transition to rehabilitation, facility or home. Provided wound care: including exceptional skills with skin grafting and vac changes, bedside I & D and wound infections. Background in physical therapy and exercise science to aid in patient rehabilitation in knee and hip abnormalities. Created patient instructional materials for post operative, rehabilitation and general education.
Taught Anatomy and Physiology in the Nursing Program. Intricate knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology. Managed large groups of students. Able to teach, explain, and interpret vast amounts of information on several levels to bring understanding to a variety of students.
Joint Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Science in Public Health
Master of Arts in Teaching
Minor in Athletic Training
May 4th, 2013. CME on Chronic back pain, Diabetes, Kidney disease, gout, psoriasis, and antiplatelet therapy after ACS
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