Alex joined McLean County Orthopedics in August of 2013 as a physician assistant. He currently assists Dr. Joseph Norris in treating all types of orthopedic conditions but focuses on sports-related injuries and arthroscopic surgery within the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. He decided to work in orthopedics and sports medicine due to his love of sports and desire to help athletes of all ages.

Alex grew up in Atlanta, IL, and attended Olympia High School, where he was a three-sport athlete participating in baseball, basketball, and cross country. He attended Lincoln College, where he graduated with an associate degree in science and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. After Lincoln, he attended Aurora University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science. Alex also worked as an orthopedic technician at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He continued his medical education by completing a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. During his last years of college, Alex completed various rotations in all medical fields throughout southern Illinois with his experience ranging from Pediatrics and Family Medicine to Geriatrics and General Surgery.

Education

2013 – Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

2010 – Bachelor of Health Science (Cum Laude), Aurora University, Aurora, IL

2008 – Associate of Science (Phi Theta Kappa), Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL

Certifications

  • Physician Assistant (PA-C) by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified

Organizations/Associations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA)

Clinical Experience/Training

  • June 2012 - Psychiatry, Dr. Eugene Kostiuk, Olney, IL
  • July 2012 - Family Medicine, Dr. Tim Garrett, Olney, IL
  • August 2012 - Pediatrics, Dr. Robert Einhorn and Dr. Geralynn Malloy, Olney, IL
  • September 2012 - Internal Medicine, Dr. Larry Jennings and Samantha Davis PA-C, Mt. Carmel, IL
  • October 2012-December 2012, Emergency Medicine, Dr. Dirk Rosenberg and Dr. Robert Boone, Olney, IL
  • January 2013 - Orthopedic Medicine, Dr. Julko Fullop and Chelsea Hon PA-C, Mt. Carmel, IL
  • February 2013 - General Surgery, Dr. Paul Sutherland and Dr. Stephen Reid, Olney, IL
  • March 2013 – Geriatrics, Dr. Rachel Winters, Lawrenceville, IL
  • April 2013 - Obstetrics/Gynecology, Nichole Suckow PA-C and Beth Cottrill PA-C, Effingham, IL
  • June 2013-July 2013 - Emergency Medicine-, Scott Cranick PA-C, Herrin, IL
  • 2010-2011- Orthopedic Technician, Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL