I work closely with Dr. Justin Fraser as a physician assistant in the cerebrovascular neurosurgery group here at UK HealthCare, helping with transitional and postoperative care, surgical preparations, and follow-ups. I assist Dr. Fraser with his clinics, where we address diagnoses such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, pituitary tumors and hydrocephalus. I also see patients on my own, where I play a role in postsurgical management and provide outpatient care and follow-ups in coordination with Dr. Fraser. I also act as a point person with patients who have experienced traumatic brain injuries, seeing them after their initial injury and referring them on to specialist if needed.
I have always been drawn to the medical field, even as a child. The field of neurosurgery in particular intrigues me. I love being able to sit with patients to discuss and explain their diagnosis and work with them to carry out a treatment/management plan. I make it a point to be easily accessible for our patients, since these diagnoses can raise many questions. I do my best to incorporate compassion, accuracy and timeliness into the care of my patients. I also apply the recommendations from patients’ other physicians and specialists when providing a team approach to their care.
Health Professional Staff
University of Kentucky, Lexington
Certifications or Special training
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Kentucky Neuroscience Institute
First Floor, Wing C, Room B101
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284
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