Jennifer Almendarez, MS, is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) who joined Flagstaff Bone & Joint in 2012 after relocating to Arizona from Connecticut. She worked with The Spine Team at Flagstaff Bone & Joint for five years and then began caring for patients with orthopaedic injuries and conditions of the hip and knee. She works with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that fulfill their physical activity and lifestyle goals and orchestrates pre and postoperative care for patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery. Jennifer is also skilled in multiple guided injection techniques.
In addition to her clinical duties, Jennifer is the expert clinician of the osteoporosis program (bone health) at Flagstaff Bone and Joint. She is certified to interpret DXA (bone density studies) and also has advanced training in the treatment of osteoporosis. Jennifer is an Ambassadors Leadership Council Member for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Science in allied health studies, as well as her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Springfield College in Massachusetts. She also has extensive experience in emergency medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, spine surgery, and hospitalist medicine.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with her family.
- Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies, Springfield College, Springfield, MA
- Graduate: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Springfield College, Springfield, MA
- National Osteoporosis Foundation
Extremely knowledgeable on osteoporosis and best care practices. Answered questions completely and provided options for treatment.
– Sheila H.