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Physician assistant

Wilmington, NC
December 31, 2018

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April Thomas PA-C ATC



Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Masters of Science: Physician Assistant Studies, January 2016- May 2018

Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Masters of Science: Applied Exercise Science, August 2003- May 2005

Thesis: Dietary Changes in NCAA Division II and III Female Lacrosse Players After Two Different Method of

Nutrition Education

Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

Bachelor of Science: Major: Sports Medicine Concentration Athletic Training, September 1996- May 2000


Midstate Medical, Meriden CT 5/22/17-6/30/17: General Surgery with James Severens PA-C

Participated in daily rounds for all general surgical patients requiring inpatient care.

Responded to Emergency Department surgical consult requests.

Surgical first assist for various surgical procedures including cholecystectomy, appendectomy, and hernia repair.

Assisted with bariatric surgery, vascular surgery, knee replacement and bowel resections.

Documentation of all patient encounters with EPIC.

Rushford Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, Meriden CT 7/3/17-8/11/17: Psychology with Dr. Samuel Silverman MD

Performed physical exams for inpatient detox patients and clients seeking inpatient rehab treatment.

Performed phycological exams and follow up appointments for inpatient clients.

Provided counseling and education on medication assisted therapies ie, naloxone/vivitrol, antabuse and suboxone.

Middlesex Hospital, Middlesex CT 8/21/17- 9/29/17: Emergency Medicine with Joseph Castro PA-C

Providing emergency and urgent care services in a fast-paced emergency department setting.

Performing Incision and drainage procedures

Placing sutures using simple interrupted suture and vertical mattress sutures.

Splinting various sprains and suspected fractures.

Documentation of all patient encounters with EPIC EMR.

Farmington Valley Pediatrics, Farmington CT 10/2/17-11/10/17: Pediatrics with Dr. Deepa Limaye MD

Perform sick child and well child exams

Assist with adolescent developmental exams

Perform vaccination injections

Strong emphasis on proper billing and coding.

Caring Health Center, Springfield MA 11/13/17-12/22/17: Family Medicine with Amanda Boileau PA-C

Performing complete physical exams as well as general sick visits, documentation using EPIC EMR.

Diabetes and hypertension management visits

Refugee physical exam and experience working in HIV clinic

Connecticut OB GYN, East Hartford CT 1/2/2018-2/8/18: Obstetrics and gynecology with Dr. Paresh Limaye MD

Performing complete physical exams focusing on women’s health

Performing PAP smears, breast exams and STD screening.

Assisting with prenatal care.

Starling Physicians at Hartford Hospital, Hartford CT 2/12/18-3/22/18: Inpatient medicine with Edmond Bequrie PA-C

Assessing patients prior to admission to medical floor.

Treating co-existing medial problems and managing medications for patients admitted to the medial floor.

Managing and coordinating all specialties consulted.

Documentation using EPIC EMR

Hartford Hospital, Hartford CT 3/26/18-5/3/18: Trauma Surgery with Nicholas Haskell PA-C

Assist performing primary, secondary and tertiary evaluations on all full traumas arriving to Hartford Hospital.

Assist with all primary and secondary surveys on modified traumas arriving to Hartford Hospital.

Assist in the assessment and stabilization of patients presenting as full/modified traumas.

Perform tertiary surveys on full trauma patients, documented using EPIC EMR.


Valley Sports Physicians and Orthopedic Medicine, Avon CT May 2009- January 2016: Physician Extender

Obtaining complete medical histories as well as history of presenting injuries.

Assisting the treating physician in patient health care, setting up and assisting with procedures.

Preparing for joint injections including lumbar facet joint, trigger point injections, nerve blocks and hydrodissection under ultrasound guidance.

Obtaining and preparing platelets from patients for the administration of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.

Preparing bone marrow and fat aspirate for orthopedic stem cell injection therapies.

Obtaining insurance authorizations for medical procedures, radiology services and prescription medications.

Assisted in the management and refilling of narcotic and non-narcotic pain medication.

Star Goalkeeper Academy, Glastonbury CT July 2006- August 2009: Head Athletic Trainer

Evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries for summer long overnight soccer camp.

Supervised and coordinated the administration of attendees’ daily medications.

University of Hartford, West Hartford CT August 2005- May 2009: Assistant Athletic Trainer

Injury evaluation, treatment and prevention for student athletes at the University of Hartford.

Responsible for providing athletic training services for both Women’s Basketball, Softball and Men’s Soccer.

Budget and inventory management.

Nutrition and dietary education for student athletes.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA July 2004- July 2008: Athletic Trainer

Injury evaluation and treatment for UMass summer overnight swim camps.

Supervised and coordinated the administration of attendees’ daily medications.

Western New England College, Springfield MA September 2004- May 2005: Per Diem Certified Athletic Trainer

Evaluation and treatment of injuries for men’s ice hockey, men’s lacrosse, baseball, softball and basketball.

Springfield College, Springfield MA August 2003- May 2005: Graduate Associate Athletic Trainer

Athletic Training Coverage including injury evaluation, treatment and prevention for:

oField Hockey (varsity and junior varsity) 2003

oWomen’s Lacrosse (varsity and junior varsity) 2004

oFootball (varsity and junior varsity) 2004

oBaseball (varsity and junior varsity) 2005

oMen’s Ice Hockey (club) 2003-2005

Approved Clinical Instructor:

oLower Extremity Ortho Assessment Lab Instructor and Cadaver Lab Assistant Instructor 2004

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, Plaistow NH May 2000- August 2003: Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapy Aide

Physical Therapy Aide and Athletic Training services for Timberlane Regional High School


NCCPA Certification #1151210

DEA pending supervising physician

NPI# 156*******

North Carolina PA license #0010-08588

NATA Board of Certification #040102123

BLS & ACLS certified 2017- current

American Heart Association CPR/AED instructor 2005-2011

Certified Phlebotomist

PASO Outreach Chair 2016-2017


Paul D. Tortland DO, Valley Sports Physicians


Joe Castro PA-C

Emergency Medicine

Middlesex Hospital


Jim Severns PA-C

Surgical PA

Midstate Medical Hospital


Rebekah Lehtonen PA-C,

ProHealth Physicians


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