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amanda-folkers-img.jpgAmanda A. Folkers, PA-C
Physician Assistant

License:

  • Florida State Medical License: PA9106788
    NCCPA #1108016

Education:

06/2010-08/2012 Nova Southeastern University, Jacksonville, FL
Master of Medical Sciences
Physician Assistant Studies- Dean’s List - (Graduated August 2012)
08/2006-05/2010 New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – Honor’s

Experience:

09/2016-Present Brevard Orthopaedic Spine & Pain Clinic, Inc., DBA The B.A.C.K. Center Physician Assistant in multi-disciplinary center, both office based and hospital based care for spine patients with some emphasis in general orthopaedics, and pain-rehabilitation medicine, Melbourne, Florida
   
07/2016-09/2016 Elite Orthopedics, Melbourne, FL
Physician Assistant in Orthopedics
03/2013-09/2016 Physical Health Care of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Physician Assistant for Thomas Murray, MD

Worked in conjunction with a group of physicians to manage
Acute and chronic conditions causing pain and or weakness
Performed neurologic and orthopedic examinations assessing patient’s condition.

Ordered and interpreted diagnostic tests as needed after analysis of patient condition, including MRI, ABI vascular screenings, and blood work. Ordered nerve conduction tests, and personally performed needle EMG’s and reviewed results with patients. Developed in depth treatment plans for each patient after exam and diagnosis that included physical therapy, personalized durable medical equipment, chiropractic care, and therapeutic injections. Educated patient on diagnosis and treatment plan. Performed trigger point injections for muscle spasm and myalgia using both needle and needle free technique. Performed joint injections with anti-inflammatory medications as well as viscosupplementation for OA, and specific nerve blocks under ultrasound guidance for neuralgia. Oversaw medical weight loss program, performed all clearance examinations on patients, and monitored each patient during the program.

Performed a number of unique physical examinations, including sports and government pre-qualification physicals as well as Department of Transportation examinations.
   
10/2012-03/2013 Institute of Pain Management, Jacksonville, FL
Physician Assistant for Dr. Orlando Florete

Treated and medically managed patients with chronic pain due to spinal/joint/neurologic dysfunction or abnormalities. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in performing history & physical exams with emphasis on musculoskeletal and neurologic exams. Performed interventional procedures including trigger point injections, intra-articular injections of all joints, Botox injections for cervical dystonia and migraines, sacroiliac and medial branch nerve blocks under fluoroscopy.
   
08/2012-10/2012 Cole Clinic for Chronic Pain, Jacksonville, FL
Physician Assistant for Dr. Perry Cole

Completed final academic rotation and preceptorship with physician and learned how to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with musculoskeletal chronic pain. As a PA in the practice, completed follow up exams, recorded progress of patient on current treatment plan, reviewed medication, making modifications as medically necessary. Performed interventional procedures including trigger point injections, and intra-articular joint injections. Assisted with procedures using fluoroscopy including epidural steroid injections, and nerve blocks.

Training:

    Cole Clinic for Chronic Pain, Jacksonville, FL
    Pediatric Associates on Monument, Jacksonville, FL
    Baptist South Medical Center Emergency Medicine, Jacksonville FL
    Monrose Clinic and Memorial Hospital Inpatient Psychiatry, Jacksonville, FL
    First Coast Cardiology, Jacksonville, FL
    Kasraeian Urology and Surgery, Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County Health Department West OB/GYN Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
    Island Doctors Primary Care, St. Augustine, FL

Professional Memberships:

    American Academy of Physician Assistants
    Florida Academy of Physician Assistants

Additional Accomplishments:

    Recognized healthcare provider of excellence by International Association of Healthcare Providers

Publications:

    2009-2010 Baccalaureate Theses: “Task Engagement and Nonverbal Mimicry” published in 2014 in The Journal for Personality and Social Psychology and presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology meeting Feb. 13th, 2014.

    2012 Master’s Thesis: “The Evolution of Antimicrobial Resistance in Response to Modern Medicine”

References:

    Sean McHugh, D.C
    9545 San Jose Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
    Phone: 904-880-1399
    Cell phone: 386-334-2633
    Fax: 904-880-2946
    Email: Seanmchugh2@hotmail.com

    Alex Beltman, RCA, Case manager/billing coordinator
    126206 Beach Blvd #6
    Jacksonville, FL 32246
    Phone: 904-645-0777
    Cell phone: 904-613-6514
    Fax: 904-645-3483
    Email: alexbeltman@yahoo.com

    Hector Miranda, MD
    1325 San Marco Blvd, Suite 4A
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    Phone: 904-306-9995
    Cell phone: 787-448-9646
    Fax: 904-306-9076

    Robert Burns, MD
    4243 Sunbeam Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
    Phone: 904-448-2005
    Fax: 904-448-1185

    Stephanie Collins, PA-C
    3200 South 3rd Street, Suite 101
    Jacksonville, Beach, FL 32250
    Phone: 904-249-6110
    Fax: 904-249-6119

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