About Me

As a physician assistant specializing in sports medicine and orthopaedics, I treat and manage conditions such as shoulder pain, shoulder instability, labral tears, rotator cuff tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, biceps tendinitis, biceps tendon tears and musculoskeletal pain. My goal is to help patients regain function and obtain a better quality of life through multiple treatment modalities. I believe in carefully assessing conditions on a case-by-case basis, and providing optimal care that’s individualized to the unique needs of each patient.

I completed my undergraduate education at Ohio State, so I am very happy to be a part of the Buckeye community again. I enjoy working at Ohio State because of the excellent patient-centered care we provide as well as the opportunity to pursue my passion of helping others to the best of my ability.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, biking, being outdoors and spending time with my children.
Highlights
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Ohio Association of Physician Assistants

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Orthopedics
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Tendinopathy

Education and Training

Education History

Physician Assistant

Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC
MS
8/1/2006 - 12/13/2008

Board Certification

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
12/11/2008

Academic Information

My Department

Orthopaedics

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

148 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

    Very good

  • Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

    not the happiest with how my bicep turned out but might be the best they could've done not sure we'll know more as it continues to heal

  • Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

    I have very good experiences with every physician I have at the various OSU WEXNER CENTERS I go to!

  • Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

    PA Cheesman was able to answer all my questions & put my mind at ease about some of my sillier questions. She left me with the option to contact the staff if I had any questions.

  • Reviewed on Jan 09, 2021

    very caring and took time to understand what was wrong

  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

    My care provider gave me an excellent appointment with important information as to my recovery.

  • Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

    Good

  • Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

    Good.

  • Reviewed on Dec 13, 2020

    I had a very good experience.

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

    Pleasant, knowledgeable.

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