Kelly Patterson is a certified physician assistant who cares for patients with back and neck injuries and conditions. She is part of the multidisciplinary spine team that provides state-of-the-art care to patients of all ages. Her areas of expertise include evaluating and treating patients, orchestrating pre- and postoperative patient care, and assisting in performing a variety of spine surgical procedures.
Kelly competed as a Division I gymnast while earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from Utah State University. Prior to undergoing her physician assistant studies, Kelly was a wildland firefighter with the Prescott Hotshots for two seasons and worked on a fire engine in Flagstaff for one season. She then completed a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Kelly’s personal interests include running, mountain biking, skiing, and spending time with family.