Nick previously worked at MCO as a therapy technician and returned in October of 2019. He now serves as a physician assistant to Dr. Mark Hanson, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who treats all types of orthopedic conditions, specializing in hip and knee replacements, arthroscopy of the knee, and shoulder, joint injections, and fracture treatments.

Nick grew up in Bloomington, Illinois, and attended Bloomington High School, where he was part of the golf and track and field teams. After high school, he attended Southern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences. He continued his medical education by attending Physician Assistant school at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN, and earning his master’s degree. Nick completed various rotations in all medical fields but settled on orthopedic surgery because of the variety it offers within the clinic and the operating room. In his spare time, Nick enjoys traveling to new places with his friends and family.

Education

  • 2017-2019 - Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2011-2015 – Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Cu Laude), Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Certifications

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

Organizations/Associations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA)
  • Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery (PAOS)

Clinical and Professional Experience/Training

  • May 2019-June 2019 – Outpatient Family Medicine, Richard L. Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • March 2019-April 2019 – Women’s Health, Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • February 2019-March 2019 – Behavioral Medicine, IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
  • January 2019-February 2019 – Surgery, Schneck Medical Center Surgery, Seymour, IN
  • December 2018-January 2019 – Emergency Medicine, Franciscan Health, Indianapolis, IN, and Mooresville, IN
  • November 2018-December 2018 – Inpatient Internal Medicine, University Hospital Hospitalist Service, Indianapolis, IN
  • October 2018-November 2018 – Community Medicine, Eskenazi Health Center Grassy Creek, Indianapolis, IN
  • September 2018 – October 2018 – Pediatrics, Riley Children’s Hospital for Infectious Diseases and Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor Pediatrics, Indianapolis, IN
  • August 2018-September 2018 – Family Medicine, IU Methodist Family Medicine Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • August 2015-May 2017 – Physical Therapy Technician, McLean County Orthopedics, Bloomington, IL