About Me

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.
Highlights
  • 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

  • Arm Injuries
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Upper Extremity
  • Trigger Finger Disorder
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Orthopedics

Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

Marietta College, Marietta, OH
MS
7/30/2005 - 8/25/2007

Board Certification

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
9/6/2007

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.

57 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

    Very organized.

  • Reviewed on Feb 09, 2021

    Always very professional.

  • Reviewed on Dec 12, 2020

    Very interested in my situation and progress, recalled prior conversation

  • Reviewed on Dec 04, 2020

    Stephanie has a very pleasant and caring demeanor. She is very thorough in assessing the problem.

  • Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

    All good!

  • Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

    Was very courteous, caring and informed.

  • Reviewed on Aug 07, 2020

    She's professional, courteous, and she makes you feel like you matter.

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2020

    Stephanie examined my hand, provided excellent information & I was able to schedule a surgery to help the problem. She was very interested in how the condition was affecting my function! So very glad they scheduled me in with her.

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

    No complaints.

  • Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

    She was very thorough and very knowledgeable!

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