About Me

As a physician assistant at the Ohio State Hand Center, I specialize in hand and upper extremity surgery. I manage a variety of conditions, including sports related injuries, joint replacement, tendon repairs and transfers, nerve repair and reconstruction and trauma injuries. I also help perform arthroscopy and microsurgery. My approach to patient care is simple; I treat all my patients as if they were my family.

Since graduation, I have worked in emergency medicine, orthopedic spine surgery and now, in hand and upper extremity surgery. I love solving medical puzzles from the history and physical to diagnosing and treating. I learn something new each day.

Opportunity knocked on my door when I was asked to interview for a position in orthopedic hand surgery. I easily made the transition from spine surgery to hand surgery and have loved every day since. My work family at the OSU Hand Center is great!

Between a fulltime career and two children, there isn’t a lot of free time. However, I manage to exercise three days a week and squeeze in a few dinner dates with my husband. During the fall, of course, I make time for my Buckeyes!
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016
  • Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member, Ohio Physician Assistants Association

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Upper Extremity
  • Trigger Finger Disorder
  • Orthopedics
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Education and Training

Education History

Undergraduate Degree

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
BS
8/1/1990 - 5/30/1995

Certificate Program

Kettering Medical Center, Dayton, OH
P.A.
8/1/1998 - 7/1/2000

Masters Degree

University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
MPAS
2/1/2004 - 5/13/2005

Board Certification

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
11/9/2000

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.

133 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.2 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

    She was very polite and down to earth.

  • Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

    She was very helpful with answering my questions and telling me what I needed to do for my recovery.

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

    Knowledgeable, caring, thorough. I felt listened to & hopeful as I listened to how I was progressing and what I needed to do to continue healing. Appreciate her smile and communication skills. She puts her patients at ease & makes you feel like she loves her job!

  • Reviewed on Mar 06, 2020

    Excellent care.

  • Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

    Very friendly, very knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

    All was good.

  • Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

    Excellent.

  • Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

    Everyone is very pleasant friendly. Treat me like I like to be treated. Friendly lovely people. Keep up the good work.

  • Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

    "She was very pleasant and knew I had pain. Told me how to take care of the swelling until was normal. Put me at ease while the assistant helped me.

  • Reviewed on Apr 04, 2019

    Great.

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