Robert L. Patterson III
Medford, OR 97501
Cell 541-***-**** / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Born: Pittsburgh, PA September 5, 1967
Children: Robbie 18 and Owen 16
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Masters of Physician Assistant, August 1997
Bachelors of Science, May 1996
Major Physician Assistant
West Chester University
Certified Athletic Training Program, August 1990
Western Maryland College / McDaniel College
Bachelor of Arts, May 1990
Major: Physical Education
Minor: Athletic Training
Professional Work Experience:
Valley Immediate Care, LLC
Medford, OR 08/09 - Present
NCCPA / AAPA Certified Physician Assistant in Urgent Care Medicine. Evaluate, diagnose and treat a variety of medical illnesses and injuries. Serving four offices. I work varied shifts ranging from 8-12 hours, in a walk-in, out-patient setting. I currently serve as the director of the community outreach program, designed to serve the needs of various venues, catering to community service, athletics, disaster relief, health education and job fairs. I coordinate and provide medical coverage for two competitive athletic organizations; the Medford Rogues ( Great West League), Collegiate Baseball, Division ( I ), wood bat baseball team, and the Spartans (Western States Hockey League)Tier II Junior (A) ice hockey team. I served as the developer of the Laser and Aesthetics Division, and as the medical director, helped to implement protocol and supervise complex cases. I coordinated the Orthopedic non surgical aspects of patients that had been initially treated and identified as needing only conservative management. I provided linear care and follow up management for simple fractures, sprains and strains. On average, and based upon the length of the shift, I see approximately 30-45 patients daily.
Asante Medical Systems
Rogue Regional Medical Center
Medford, OR 08/03-08/09
As an Orthopedic Physician Assistant and Clinical Coordinator of the Joint Replacement Center I developed and implemented a comprehensive program designed to enhance patient care while having a total joint arthroplasty. Integrated and provided oversight to multiple independent departments within the hospital to facilitate communication and developed a streamlined continuum of medical care. Created an orientation program for total joint patients, structured to enhance patient knowledge and improve understanding, thus embracing and empowering the patient. Financially reversed the performance of the Orthopedic Department, that previously reflected and annual loss of 1.5M, and in less than one year generated a positive 3.8M. I grew the program into a Premier Site, recognized by Medicare as a " Top Performer". Ranking the joint Replacement Unit as number one in the state of Oregon and twentieth in the country. Supervised the operational aspects of the total joint program, continually advancing and refining the program to become one of the nation's Top 100 Joint Replacement Centers. Developed a hip fracture pathway that decreased LOS on average by three days, reduced morbidity and mortality by 38 %, and saved nearly 0.5M annually.
Southern Oregon Orthopedics, Inc.
Medford, OR 06/01-08/09
NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant . Working directly with Dr. Steven E. Chamberlain MD, I first assisted a variety of orthopedic surgical cases, a estimated 2,500 TKA's, 1,650 arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, 500 Bankhart shoulder stabilizations, 1,200 ACL reconstructions, and countless ORIF and trauma related cases. I was the first representative for all midlevel providers in this practice and shaped the job description to best utilize and maximize the skills of a Physician Assistant. I defined and represented my profession within the community advancing the understanding of the midlevel medical care model. Provided direct patient care for acute, chronic, preoperative and postoperative patients. Three days a week I worked seeing patient in the office and treated basic orthopedic injuries. I provided independent practice call one in three days weekly and every fourth weekend for a practice that had 13 surgeons and carried a service load of 15 on average. I practiced advanced patient skills including, ACLS, advance airway management, conscious sedation, fracture manipulation, joint relocation and setting. Admitted patients, prepared them for surgery, performed History and Physicals, wrote hospital orders, developed care plans, prepared discharge summaries, and completed follow up care in the office. Rounded on two hospitals daily, discharged patients, arranged for disposition and continued rehabilitative care.
Three Rivers Community Hospital
Grants Pass, OR 08/09-05/10
As an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant in a "Fast Track" setting I served patients as a medical provider when the acuity of the patient did not necessitate the full services of the main Emergency Department. I evaluated and treated many of the most common injuries and illnesses that could be managed without the need of a full ED team. I utilized the same documentation system, diagnostic tools and practices as the ED, just for less acute patients. In a ten hour shift I saw on average 35-45 patients. While employed in this capacity I was able to increase the Press Gainey evaluations by greater than 20%, in more than twenty different measures. I decreased narcotic acquisition and implemented educational models for patients regarding basic health care and prevention.
Oregon Football League
Medford Warriors / Medford Renegades
Medford, OR 03/04- Present
NATA Certified Athletic Trainer and NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant. I serve as the Head Athletic Trainer and Medical Advisor for the Medford Warriors and the Medford Renegades Semi professional Football team. I work directly with a 75 man roster of post collegiate football players who are advancing their skills in hopes of playing professional football. The players are of the highest level of competitors in the state of Oregon and they have complex health care needs as their age advances and the speed and power of the game advance. Unfortunately, the majority of the players do not maintain adequate health care insurance coverage, so often I'm forced to be their definitive care, making my additional scope as a PA-C more valuable to these dedicated athletes.
Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center of Annapolis Maryland
Annapolis, MD 03/99-06/01
NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant. Served as a surgical first assist for sixteen Orthopedic Surgeons in a variety of sub-specialties including; total joint replacement, spine, hand, shoulders, and knees. Provided comprehensive preoperative History and Physical exams, post operative care and management. While working in the office, I evaluated and presented patients to the supervising Surgeon, enhancing efficiency and improving patient care. I was responsible for hospital rounding, discharge summaries consultations, and all "On Call" responsibilities for a service that carried a census of 25 patients on average. I was heavily utilized in surgery assisting in nearly 20 cases weekly.
Genesis Medical Associates / Northern Area Family Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA 11/98-3/99
NCCPA Certified Physician Assitant . Served as a comprehensive family practice medical provider, caring for an average of thirty patients daily, treating a full complement of medical illness. Autonomously provided patient care in the office, hospital, and extended care rehabilitation settings. Performed small office procedures, evaluated injuries, treated illnesses, prescribed medications, designed treatment protocols, for both acute and chronic problems. Directly responsible for hospital rounds on a general internal medicine service at two area hospitals Passavant UPMC, and Ben Avon Medical Center. The census for the inpatient setting averaged 6-10 patients at each location. Directly responsible for a long term rehabilitative care facility where approximately ten patients resided on a monthly average. Direct responsibilities included renewing medications, making care plan adjustments, approving therapy directives and goals.
Seneca Area Emergency Medical Service
Sharpsburg, PA 11/98-3/99
NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant, Emergency Medical Pre-Hospital Health Care Provider and Certified Emergency Medical Technician. Provided emergency medical assistance to residents of Sharpsburg, Etna, Blawnox, Aspinwall, Fox Chapel, O'Hara, and Indiana townships. Served in the capacity of Board Member, Crew Chief, Fundraising Chairman, and EMT Training Instructor. The service averaged an estimated 190 calls monthly and implemented the first 12 lead pre-hospital EKG transmission program.
Hampton High School Athletic Department
Hampton, PA 08/96-11/96
NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, served as Interim Head Athletic Trainer. Provided athletic training coverage for all High School fall sporting events. Responsible for the health and welfare of 212 athletes, grades 9-12, participating in tennis, football, golf, volleyball, and soccer. Maintained current athletic training program standards and coordinated health care efforts with the Athletic Director, Coaches, Players, local area medical providers and Parents.
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital
Kittanning, PA 05/94-08/95
NATA Certified Athletic Trainer. Served as the founding Athletic Trainer, pioneering athletic training for Shannock Valley HS, Elderton HS and Dayton HS. Provided all practice and athletic competition coverage for 580 High School athletes, participating in ten different sports, throughout three seasons. Served as a liaison for Parents, Coaches, Athletic Directors, Athletes and community health care providers. Initiated and designed the first Student Athletic Training Program, developing curriculum and teaching skills. Maintained a fully operational Athletic Training Room. Budgeted and purchased all supplies necessary to enhance injury prevention and treatment.
Orthopaedic And Sports Medicine Center of Annapolis Maryland
Annapolis, MD 11/90-08/93
NATA Certified Athletic Trainer. Assisted ten Orthopedic Surgeons with individually designed rehabilitative exercise instructions for post operative and post immobilized orthopedic patients. Applied, designed and created, casts, splints, orthotics, prosthetic, dressings and removed sutures post operatively. Coordinated clinical application of standard protocols for five other Athletic Trainers. Developed a community outreach health care program that provided free Physical Exams and basic orthopedic clearance. Worked in athletic coverage of special events, such as local Rodeo's and annual races. Served as the Head Athletic Trainer for Broadneck HS, North East HS, and Chesapeake HS. Provided all athletic event and practice coverage for 720 High School Athletes, grades 9-12 in fourteen different sports, throughout three seasons. Head Athletic Trainer for Maryland Rodeo Cowboys Association. Presented and developed curriculum for High School Coaches to receive basic health care training certification prior to the start of each season. Provided First Aide and CPR training to local area youth organizations. Served as Part time staff to the Athletic Training Department at Charles County Community College.
Night Time Pediatrics of Annapolis Maryland
Annapolis, MD 05/91-08/93
Assisted twelve different Pediatricians in the application of initial splinting, immobilization and stabilization of acute trauma. Gathering initial triage information and taking vital signs. Performed basic in house laboratory studies for rapid strep testing, CBC, CMP, and a variety of STD's. Conveyed the information regarding x-ray results to the On-Call Orthopedist and arranged for follow up care and management. Provided dressings and discharge instructions for patients with injuries.
Western Maryland / McDaniel College Athletic Training Room
Westminster, MD 08/90-11/90
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer. Coordinated travel coverage, performed injury evaluations, and supervised numerous individual designed rehabilitative programs for 1,200 Athletes in 18 different collegiate athletic programs. Initiated monthly Athletic Training Journal Reviews, Conducted and trained student athletic trainers in technique seminars.
Total Health Enhancement Center
San Angelo, TX 05/88-08/88
Exercise Technician. Monitored, measured, and evaluated patient progress in a Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation post surgery. Administered bicycle and treadmill graded ergometric stress tests, using a 12 lead EKG and basal metabolic indexing.
Target Incorporated LLC.
Supervised a " Group Home" as a Client Living Assistant for profoundly and severely handicapped individuals in a mainstreaming program. Maintained a positive harm free environment for clients. Planned and assisted clients basic life skill needs and hygiene. Served as the primary means of transportation, cooking and meal preparation, medication administration and community visitations. Assisted in Job Coaching instruction, maintained a regimented adaptive learning skills program for behavior modification and assessed progress in program directives.
Westminster, MD 01/87-02/87
Student Physical Therapy Assistant. Participated in the care of patients receiving Physical Therapy as part of an internship in a private practice clinic. Administered therapeutic modality treatments, including ultra-sound, TENS, MENS, HVMS, paraffin baths, hydroculator and ice application.
Professional Organizations, Certifications and Demographics:
American Heart Association CPR, ACLS certifications
American Academy of Physician Assistants
National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants Certification #981945
Oregon Society of Physician Assistants
Oregon Board of Medical Examiners
National Athletic Trainers Association Certification #901315
DEA # MP0327987
Oregon License # PA 00756
Oregon Drivers License # 7715114
Passport # USA # C16011397
SSN # ***-**-****
Cell # 541-***-****
The House of Antiques and Collectibles
Sales Associate 08/88-05/90
The Hampton Inn
Allison Park, PA
The Park Corporation
Laborer, Demolitions Summers of 86/87/88
Jeffery R. Davis Construction Company