I have worked as a specialist in orthopedic diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation since graduating for the top ranked University of Nebraska inter service physician assistant program in 2000. I performed additional surgical assistant training at the Carle Clinic in Illinois, a regional trauma center. Prior to PA school, I worked as a cardiovascular ICU Registered Nurse at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. I have received additional training in ATLS, ACLS, PALS, CPR instructor, and Wilderness ALS.
I have worked with high end occupational athletes in the Army Special Forces and served for 7 years as a team commander. I have worked with the Iraqi army in remote site medicine as well as at the Combat Surgical Hospital in Balad, Iraq.
I work extensively with local athletes in Southern Oregon focusing on gymnastics. Duties in the practice include orthopedic consultations, diagnosis, prescriptions, joint injections, fracture reduction and management, pre and post operative management. I work closely with all of the orthopedic surgeons in the office to maximize your potential for recovery.