Fernando F. Mendez, PA-C
Centreville, Virginia 20121
**** ******** ** ******* ** Physician Assistant Program The George Washington University
School of Medicine and Health Services
Magna Cum Laude
1987 Associate Degree in Applied Science with emphasis in Physical Therapy Northern Virginia Community College
Professional Accomplishments & Experience
Loudoun Spine & Rehabilitation Leesburg, Virginia
August 2001 – present
Physician Assistant – Providing trigger point injections, acupuncture and viscosupplementation joint injections for busy pain management clinic; supervise and manage medication regimens; recommend diagnostic tests, therapies, and treatments for the total care of patients with chronic pain; identifying and carry through plan of care. Utilize EMR system for patient charting and prescriptions. Leesburg Orthopedics Leesburg, Virginia
January 2013 – December 2017 (part time)
Physician Assistant – Manage approximately 60 to 70 acute injuries and chronic osteoarthritic patients per week. Office responsibilities include patient evaluations, test ordering and interpretations and treatments including casting, peripheral joint injections and knee viscosupplementation injections for osteoarthritis.
Peter Delenick, MD, P.C. – Private Practice Arlington, Virginia December 2000 to August 2001
Physician Assistant – Served as first assist in various surgical procedures and conducted hospital patient rounds for this active private surgical orthopedic practice. Office responsibilities included evaluations, test ordering and interpretations and treatments including casting, peripheral joint injections and knee viscosupplementation injections for osteoarthritis. Commonwealth Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Reston, Virginia November 1999 to December 2000
Physician Assistant – Practiced in all aspects of dynamic private surgical orthopedic enterprise. Duties included first assisting in various surgical procedures, emergency room call, hospital patient rounds, and viscosupplementation injections. Served as Total Joint Camp Director, consulting with pre- operative patients on surgical procedures and post-operative recovery. Pentagon City Hospital – Industrial Medical Services Arlington, Virginia July 1998 to November 1999 (Hospital closed)
Physician Assistant – Evaluated and treated workplace injuries, made recommendations regarding workman’s compensation claims. Performed annual, periodic, respirator, asbestos, and Department of Transportation physical examinations for public and private agencies. Duties also included drug and breath alcohol screening.
Suburban Orthopaedics: Fort Washington, Maryland
Sports Medicine & Total Joint Replacement
January 1997 to July 1998
Physician Assistant – Served as first assist in various surgical procedures for this solo private practice. Established a superb professional reputation by demonstrating ability to practice in complete autonomy. Managed own patient caseload of 80 patients per week, handled emergency room call, and hospital patient rounds. This allowed the Physician to maintain two separate full-time offices. Discussed and implemented appropriate treatment options with patients including necessity of physical therapy, joint injections (cortisone and viscosupplementation), and orthopedic or surgical products. Winchester Surgical Clinic Winchester, Virginia
March 1996 to January 1997
Physician Assistant – Practice consisted of five general orthopedic surgeons specializing in joint replacements, sports medicine, spine and hand surgery. Performed physician assistant duties including first assisting in surgery, hospital coverage, call coverage, and managing a patient caseload of 60 patients per week in the office. Administered joint injections using cortisone and viscosupplementation.
Arlington Hospital Arlington, Virginia
August 1990 to July 1994
Physical Therapist Assistant – Conducted wide-ranging physical rehabilitation support for knee and hip replacement patients. Performed extensive ambulation training and pain management procedures. Consulted with patients on the purchase of physical therapy products, including upper and lower extremity splints and supports, as well as assistive devices for ambulation. Professional Rehabilitation Services Fairfax, Virginia August 1990 to July 1993
Physical Therapist Assistant – Performed chronic care services for nursing home residents. Offered this position based on performance at The Therapy Arc, Inc. (see below) The Therapy Arc, Inc. Springfield, Virginia
August 1987 to June 1990
Physical Therapy Assistant – Provided full range of acute and chronic care management for this contract agency, servicing Washington Metro Area hospitals and orthopedic outpatient clinics. Fairfax Hospital Falls Church, Virginia
August 1984 to August 1987
Pharmacy Technician I – Ensured timely and accurate delivery of medications throughout the hospital. Pharmacy Technician II – Prepared IVs in the hospital’s sterile production area and its critical care units. Served as sole technical assistant to the Pharmacist, also prepared all medications for the intensive care units.
Certificates, Licenses & Specialized Skills
National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) - Current
Virginia Board of Medicine Licensed Physician Assistant – Current
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Fellow Member – Current
Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery (PAOS) Fellow Member
Virginia Board of Medicine Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Proficient with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) program
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Fluent in Spanish
Developed professional rapport with orthopedic surgeons, medical doctors, other healthcare professionals, and their respective staff while practicing as a Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy Assistant. Additionally, worked one-on-one with sales representatives from major orthopedic suppliers.
Recognized for superior scholastic achievement while attending Physician Assistant Program and selected to serve as a tutor to other students in anatomy courses.
Handpicked by Head of Anatomy Department to act as instrumental assistant in the cadaver lab.