Jennifer Almendarez, P.A.-C.
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
- “Jennifer Almendarez, P.A.-C, was very gentle and explained what she was doing while she administered the Lovera pre-treatment on my knee. It was not as bad as I had feared. I told her that my vein treatment was way worse than that! If I had to have a total knee replacement on my other knee, I would choose the same thing. Dr. Randall did the surgery, but Jennifer did the pre-treatment. Their whole group of staff is a fabulous team! They make you feel like you are essential and that they want to help make you feel better. I am thrilled with the whole procedure so far! I would highly suggest Flagstaff Bone & Joint to anyone that is needing a knee replacement with Jennifer Almendarez and Dr. Amber Randall at the helm!”– Diana H.