Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners

Our orthopaedic surgeons use a team of mid-level medical providers to assist them in both the clinic and the operating room

 

In Orthopaedics, Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are highly utilized both in the clinical setting and in the operating room. PAs and NPs are mid-level medical providers who are nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine. In the clinical setting, they are capable of diagnosing and treating a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions, including fracture reductions, joint aspirations, injections, casting, and splinting. In the OR, they serve as first assistants to the orthopaedic surgeon providing valuable assistance during the peri-operative period.

 

In addition to the help they provide our Orthopaedics team in the office, all of our Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners support Dr. Matthew Griffith's community outreach by helping him cover home football games at Potomac Falls High School and Park View High School.

 

Studies have identified high-quality care with physician-PA/NP teams and have shown that the quality of care provided by PAs and NPs is comparable to that of physicians, that PAs and NPs enhance care coordination, and that PAs and NPs are proven to elevate health outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. To learn more about them, visit our FAQ page by clicking here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jessica Dennis, MPAS, PA-C

Jessica Dennis, MPAS, PA-C, joined the Arthritis and Sports Orthopaedics team in February 2018. Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech in 2013. She then completed her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at James Madison University in 2017.

 

Jessica specializes in treating all general orthopaedic conditions. Through her previous education, she has gained experience with orthopaedics, pre- and post-operative treatment, emergency care, family and internal medicine, and pediatrics.

 

Jessica is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants and is presently licensed in the state of Virginia. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants.

Edwin Encarnacion, PA-C

Edwin Encarnacion, PA-C, joined Arthritis & Sports Orthopaedics in 2004. Edwin received his Bachelor of Art degree in History from George Washington University in 1985 and his Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook in June 1999.

 

Edwin specializes in treating all general orthopaedic conditions, specifically, arthritis, adult joint reconstruction, acute spine pain, problems and injuries. Through Edwin's previous employment and education, Edwin brings diverse experience in emergency medicine, treating arthritis and spinal injuries. He completed his Physician Assistant Residency and Fellowship Training in Spinal Care at the Virginia Spine Institute. Currently, Edwin primarily works with Dr. Randall Peyton.

 

In addition to his work at Arthritis & Sports Orthopaedics, Edwin is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants. Through the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, Edwin gives free school exams. He also covers major races in the area like the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, Wine Country Half Marathon, and more. He volunteers with the National Kidney Foundation, performing kidney screenings, along with volunteering with the Herndon Free Clinic performing sports physicals.

Shannon Glaws, MMSPA-C

Shannon Glaws, MMSPA-C, joined Arthritis & Sports Orthopaedics in 2010. Shannon received her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from James Madison University in 2007 before obtaining her Masters of Medical Science degree from Arcadia University in 2010.

 

Shannon specializes in treating all general orthopaedic conditions. Through her previous employment and education she has gained experience with orthopaedics, post-operative treatment, emergency care and internal medicine. Currently, Shannon primarily works with Dr. Randall Peyton.

 

Shannon is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants and is presently licensed in the state of Virginia. She is currently a member of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Cory Kraftson, MSPAS, PA-C

Cory Kraftson, MSPAS, PA-C, joined Arthritis & Sports Orthopaedics in 2014. Cory received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science from Wheaton College in 2009 before obtaining his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Shenandoah University in 2013.

 

Cory specializes in treating all general orthopaedic conditions. Through his previous employment and education he has gained experience with orthopaedics, pre- and post-operative treatment, emergency care, family, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Currently, he is primarily working with Dr. Randall Peyton.

 

Cory is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants and is presently licensed in the state of Virginia.  He is currently a member of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Stephanie Modzelesky, MMSPA-C

Stephanie Modzelesky, MMSPA-C, joined Arthritis & Sports Orthopaedics in September 2006. Stephanie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida in 2003 with a Bachelor of Health Science degree. Stephanie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Nova Southeastern University in 2005 with a Master of Medical Sciences degree, Bachelor of Science Certification in Physician Assistant Studies.

 

Stephanie specializes in treating all general orthopaedic conditions, specifically, sports medicine and pediatric orthopaedics. Through her previous employment and education, Stephanie brings experience in orthopaedics, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Stephanie has trained at the specialty hospital, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Currently, she is primarily working with Dr. Matthew Griffith.

 

In addition to her work at Arthritis & Sports Orthopaedics, Stephanie is a member of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants. As an avid Northern Virginia high school athlete, Stephanie strongly believes in giving back to the local sports community.

Lisa Siddall, FNP-BC

Lisa Siddall, FNP- BC, joined Arthritis & Sports Orthopaedics in October 2009. Lisa earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University and her Masters of Science/Family Nurse Practitioner from University of Phoenix in Honolulu, Hawaii before serving 5 years active duty in the United States Air Force.

 

Lisa specializes in treating all general orthopaedic conditions, specifically, arthritis management. With over 20 years of nursing experience, she brings exceptional experience with orthopaedics and family care, only further broadening Arthritis and Sports Orthopaedics’ range of service offered to our patients.

 

In addition to her work at Arthritis & Sports Orthopaedics, Lisa is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. She is nationally certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Alexis Williams, MSPA-C

Alexis Williams, MSPA-C, joined Arthritis & Sports Orthopaedics in 2012. Alexis received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Florida State University in 2006 and her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Shenandoah University in 2011.

 

Alexis specializes in treating all general orthopaedic conditions. Through her previous employment and education she has gained experience with orthopaedics, pre- and post-operative treatment, emergency care, family and internal medicine, and pediatrics. Currently, she is primarily working with Dr. Randall Peyton.

 

Alexis is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants and is presently licensed in the state of Virginia. She is currently a member of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants.

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