As a physician assistant in the Hand & Upper Extremity Center at Ohio State, I work with patients throughout all phases of their care. I manage patients with disorders of the upper limb, ranging from fractures to major trauma, as well as other conditions including carpal tunnel and trigger finger. I see patients in the office setting, as well as assist in the operating room when surgery is required. There, I participate in many aspects of the patient’s care, including coordinating discharge instructions, assisting the surgeon with the operation, closing wounds and applying dressings.
When working with patients, I think it’s important to put myself in their shoes and think about things from their perspective. I believe that the little details matter, which we can sometimes forget if we get busy or overwhelmed. If I can make an adjustment to help save someone time or make something easier for a patient to understand, I think it makes a big difference. And I love making a difference in my patients’ healthcare experience.
I enjoy being a part of a great hospital system like Ohio State, where I have the opportunity to work with residents and fellows.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending my free time running, playing euchre and singing in both a choir and a band.
- Lead advanced practice provider for Orthopedics, 2017
- Co-owner, Step and Stride walking company, a community wellness initiative, 2010 - 2016
- Member, Pi Alpha National Honor Society for Physicians Assistants, 2007
- Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017
- Manager of Advanced Practice for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 2018
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Wounds and Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hand Injuries
- Shoulder Pain
- Arm Injuries
- Upper Extremity
- Trigger Finger Disorder
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Education and Training
Marietta College, Marietta, OH
7/30/2005 - 8/25/2007
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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