As a physician assistant in orthopedic surgery, I practice patient- and family-centered care that focuses on what I can do for the child and not to the child. Whatever I can do to help a child live and perform their best brings me satisfaction and joy.
Some of the things that happen during an orthopedic appointment can be scary for kids. I understand that, and my colleagues and I do our best to make each visit as positive as possible. If it ever seems like we are in a hurry, it’s because we try to expedite the scarier but necessary procedures so you and your child can more quickly return to focusing on recovery.
When I’m not helping patients, I love to be active with my family and to see my three children grow and experience life. I’m a music enthusiast, and I also enjoy nothing more than a good baseball game on a sunny day.
BS: Concord University, Athens, WV, 24712.
MPAS: Mountain State University, Beckley, WV, 25801.
Certification: NCCPA, 2008 - present.
Pediatric orthopedic surgery; focus on upper extremity
Orthopaedics Sports Center
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