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Work experience

Aug 2014Present

Russell Center for Vein and Vascular Care

Dr. William Russell

Vascular surgery, Shelbyville, TN.  Provided outpatient perioperative care under the supervision of physician.

Jan 2013Aug 2014

Harton Regional Medical Center

Department of Neurosurgery

Neurosurgical Coordinator, Tullahoma, TN. Coordinated day to day operations of the neurosurgical team. This included first assisting all cases. Was the team leader for a group of 4 nurses and provided administrative duties and coordination of day to day tasks for the team. Also, provided 24/7 call coverage for the neurosurgeon.

Aug 2010Jan 2013

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic

Dr. William Newton

Pain Management, Murfreesboro, TN. Evaluated and treated both acute and chronic painful musculoskeletal and other neurologic conditions. Performed office injections of small and large joints and provided medical management also to include non-opioid and chronic opioid therapy.

Dec 2007Aug 2010

Specialists in Pain Management--Rehire

Dr. Thomas Miller

Pain Management, Chattanooga, TN. Evaluated and treated both acute and chronic pain patients. Performed joint injections, trigger point injections, and occipital nerve blocks. Also provided inpatient care for pain management needs in Erlanger, Memorial, and Parkridge Hospitals.

Jan 2006Dec 2007

Premier Neurosurgery and Spine Center

Dr. Seyed Emadian

Neurosurgery, Tullahoma, TN. Worked in both office and hospital setting for solo neurosurgeon. Assisted with preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative care. First assisted cases including spine, brain, and carotid endarterectomies. 

Feb 2002Jan 2006

Specialists in Pain Management

Dr. Thomas Miller

Pain Management, Chattanooga, TN. Evaluated and treated both acute and chronic pain patients. Performed joint injections, trigger point injections, and occipital nerve blocks. Also provided inpatient care for pain management needs in Erlanger, Memorial, and Parkridge Hospitals.

Nov 1998Feb 2002

Murfreesboro Surgical Associates

Dr. Andrew Hazley

General Surgery, Murfreesboro, TN.  Worked in office and hospital setting providing general surgical preoperative and postoperative care. First assisted on select cases. Performed minor office procedures to include skin biopsies, lipoma/epidermal cyst excision and wound care. 

Aug 1996Nov 1998

Tracy City Clinic

Dr. Harrison Shoulders

Family Practice, Tracy City, TN. Provided rural primary care treating pediatric, adult, and geriatric population. Worked independently in clinic with physician back up available.

Education

Mar 2013

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Emphasis in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Aug 1993Aug 1996

Bachelor of Science-Physician Assistant

Trevecca Nazarene University


Aug 1992May 2003

Middle Tennessee State University


Certifications

Jun 2015Jun 2018

Advanced Wilderness Life Support

Wilderness Medical Society


Jul 2015Present

Advance Cardiac Life Support

American Heart Association


Jul 2015Present

Basic Cardiac Life Support

American Heart Association


Mar 1997Present

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Special Recognition in Surgery

1997Present

DEA Licensure 

Class 2-5