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Physician Assistant

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
August 09, 2018

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Brandi Botsch

**** ******** ***** #*** **** Myers, FL 33916



Nova Southeastern University- Fort Myers, May 2016- August 2018

Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Degree, with High Honors

Florida Gulf Coast University, January 2012- May 2015

Biology (B.S) Degree, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Program

University of Central Florida, August 2011- December 2011

Biomedical Sciences, LEAD Scholars Program

Clinical Experience

General/Vascular Surgery: Dr. Jose Manibo, Surgical Specialists of SWFL 7/23/18-8/17/18

Provided care for patients with variety of general or vascular issues including appendicitis, cholecystitis, hernias, peripheral vascular disease, and patients needing port placement or dialysis access. I was also first assist in the OR.

Orthopedic Surgery: Dr. Pedro Monserrate, Lee Health 6/18/18-7/20/18

Cared for patients with osteoarthritis, bursitis, fractures, tendon and ligament injuries, and joint replacements. I was also first assist in the OR.

Emergency Medicine: Dr. Eric Chapman, Naples Community Hospital 5/7/18-6/15/18

Treated patients with emergency medical conditions including STEMI, DKA, DVT, PE, ESRD, stroke, appendicitis, SBO, and cholecystitis. I also treated a variety of minor acute care illnesses.

Family Medicine: Dr. Simon Grinshteyn, Lee Physician Group 3/26/18-5/2/18

Coordinated care with specialists in the treatment of COPD, pneumonia, CAD, stroke, CHF, autoimmune disorders, and pre/post-op surgical patients

Psychiatry: Edward Pearce, PA-C, Elite DNA Therapy 2/12/18-3/21/18

Provided care for patients with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, schizophrenia, and personality disorders

Pediatrics: Dr. Pia Myers, Naples Community Hospital 1/1/18-2/7/18

Treated children with a variety of medical illnesses including influenza, seizures, fractures, croup, strep throat, otitis media, rashes, and pneumonia. I also performed I&D of abscesses, splinting, and laceration repairs.

General Surgery: Dr. Brian Smith, Physicians Regional Medical Center 11/13/17-12/22/17

Managed care for patients with hernias, lipomas, cysts, appendicitis, gall stones, and acute cholecystitis. I was also first assist in the OR.

Internal Medicine: Dr. Robert Haddad, Fort Myers Internal Medicine 10/2/17-11/8/17

Cared for patients with chronic medical problems including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, hypothyroidism, CHF, and chronic kidney disease

OB/GYN: Dr. Ahmed Barhoush, Lakeside Medical Center 8/21/17-9/27/17

Provided care in high risk population for STDs, women’s health screenings, birth control options, fertility issues, pregnancies, and deliveries

Other Professional Experience

Project SEED Volunteer, Nova Southeastern University, November 2016

Provided basic medical care, including checking blood glucose, eye exams, and blood pressure to over 300 patients in the underserved community of Immokalee, Florida

Emergency Room Scribe, Naples Community Hospital, February 2014- January 2016

Recorded patient care related activities, including provider to provider communication, communication with the patient and family, medications, procedures, diagnosis, and disposition

Teaching Assistant, Florida Gulf Coast University, January 2014- May 2015

Assisted the professor during general chemistry I and II classes and held office hours outside of the classroom to help students with exam preparation

Shadowing Student (general surgery) with Mark E. Petrites, MD, January 2014-May 2014

Observed numerous surgeries, including cholecystectomy, herniorrhaphy, bowel resection, mastectomy, and appendectomy using open and laparoscopic techniques

Shadowing Student (orthopedic surgery) with Gregory Sarkisian, MD, July 2013

Observed total hip arthroplasty, total knee arthroplasty, and knee arthroscopy


Basic Life Support- Health Care Provider, July 2017

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, July 2017

Pediatric Advanced Life Support, July 2017

Academic Awards

President’s List from Florida Gulf Coast University, 2012-2015

President’s Gold Scholarship from Florida Gulf Coast University, 2012

Pegasus Scholarship from University of Central Florida, 2011

Florida Academic Scholars Award/Scholarship, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2016- Present

Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, 2016- Present

American Academy of Surgical Physician Assistants, 2018- Present

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