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Assistant Physician

Melbourne, Florida, United States
$125k-$150k annual salary
February 26, 2018

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Lizamar Korfhage PA-C

**** *********** ***** - **** *********, FL 32904

Cell: (321) ***-****



Physicians Assistant with 12 years experience in spine surgical care. Functioned in both clinical and hospital settings assisting lead surgeons as well as pain management team with the perioperative care of patients.


Extensive practice in diagnosis and treatment of common spine conditions such as degenerative disk disease, herniation’s, spondylosis, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and scoliosis.

Experience in review of diagnostic studies such as Labs, X-Rays, MRI, CT, CT/Myelogram, CT/Discogram, and NCV/EMG studies as they pertain to spine care and providing patients with treatment options accordingly.

Skilled in guiding patients through their treatment options as they pertain to spine care utilizing conservative measures such as physical therapy, chiropractic modalities, lifestyle changes, and the safe and effective use of OTC and prescription medications to address presenting symptoms.

Skilled in guiding patients effectively through treatment options consisting of interventional care including epidural injections, radio frequency ablation, facet injections, sacroiliac injections and ablation as well as risk and benefits of surgical intervention candidacy for spinal stabilization and/or spinal cord stimulator or intrathecal pain pump placement.

Experience of perioperative care of the spine patient in both clinical and hospital settings.

Skilled in surgical assisting for spinal, orthopedic, and neurological procedures including discectomy, fusions, scoliosis correction and stabilization, ORIF, joint replacement, spinal cord stimulator and intrathecal pain pump placement.

Ability to work in a diverse and multicultural environment.

Fluent in English and Spanish.


The BACK Center February 2002 to February 2015

Physician Surgical Assistant

Melbourne, FL, United States

Functioned as physician surgical assistant with the surgical team in spine, orthopedic, and neurological procedures.

Performed preoperative H&P, inpatient care via routine hospital rounds, and maintained pager call as scheduled.

Provided patient care in clinical setting including physical exam assessment, ordering and interpretation of diagnostic studies and guiding patients through treatment options accordingly.

Assisted with evaluations and care of patients under workers compensation, MVA legal claims, letters of protection, and performed IME and peer-to-peer reviews as needed.

Translated as needed for Spanish speaking patients.

Education and Training

Nova Southeastern University 2005

Masters of Science: Medical Sciences

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Nova Southeastern University 2001

Bachelor of Science: Physician Assistant Studies

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

NSU Clinical Internships 8/00-8/01

Cardiovascular Surgery – Heart Surgical Associates, Ft Lauderdale, FL

General Surgery – Jewish Medical Hospital, Shelbyville, KY

General Surgery – Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Family Medicine – Nova Southeastern University Medical Clinic, North Miami Beach, FL

Internal Medicine – Manatee County Clinics, Bradenton, FL

Obstetrics and Gynecology – Aventura OB/GYN, Aventura, FL

Pediatrics – Flamingo Pediatrics, Pembroke Pines, FL

Emergency Medicine – Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Daytona State College 1999

Certification Training: Surgical Technology

Daytona Beach, FL, United States

DSC Internships 8/98-5/99

Halifax Medical Center – Daytona Beach, FL

Activities and Honors

Florida Medical License: PA9101825

NCCPA – Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

FAPA – Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, Member


CST – Certification Surgical Technologist 2001-2005

Publication: “Lower Extremity Ulcers – Understanding Their Etiology and Care” Advance for Physician Assistant Magazine, May-June 2002


Dr Richard Hynes, The BACK Center Melbourne, FL 321-***-****,

Dr Devin Datta, The BACK Center, Melbourne, FL 321-***-****,

Dr Susan Ville, The BACK Center, Melbourne, FL 321-***-****,

Damien Velez, PA-C, The BACK Center, Melbourne, FL 321-***-****,

Cathy Bird, Practice Manager at Jonathon T. Paine, MD, 321-***-****,

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