Physician Assistant, Orthopedic Trauma Division
Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe NM
Diagnose and treat a variety of adult and pediatric orthopedic traumatic injuries. Interpret diagnostic tests, determine therapeutic modalities. Apply splints, casts, braces, perform joint aspirations. Surgical First Assistant, first call responsibility for division, consultations, H&Ps, in-patient and clinical duties. Authored patient education/post-op care modules for Ortho Trauma department. Collaborated in development of Fracture Liaison Service utilizing AAOS “ Own the Bone” model. Improved Hispanic patient education, continuity and compliance efforts.