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Physician Assistants

Kelsey Bruce, PA

Kelsey Bruce is a board-certified physician assistant at the National Spine & Pain Centers’ Tysons, VA and Fairfax, VA offices where she works with Dr. Rodney Dade. Kelsey will utilize her experience in various clinical settings to provide care to patients seeking pain management and orthopedic care.

Throughout her education, clinical rotations, and multiple professional medical settings, Kelsey discovered her passion for healthcare. She has worked with clients of all ages in specialty practices, family medicine practices, and emergency care centers. She continues to demonstrate her care and passion for healthcare. “I prefer to build long lasting, communicative relationships with my patients,” Kelsey stated.

Kelsey began pursuing her career in healthcare at San Diego State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology. During her time at San Diego State, Kelsey was a member of the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and was the Treasurer of the Physician Assistant Student Association.

Kelsey decided to further her career at Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. She graduated with her Masters of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies. During her time at Salus University, Kelsey was a tutor and representative for the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants. She participated in ten clinical rotations where she gained valuable experience in patient care, doctor-patient relations, development of treatment plans, and diagnostics. Kelsey also worked in specialty care centers, including women’s health, dermatology, and general surgery where she got hands-on experience in post-operative care, surgical techniques, and standard medical procedure.

When Kelsey is not practicing medicine, she enjoys traveling with her husband, reading various classic novels, and painting.

Credentials

Education

  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Salus University, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 2013
  • Bachelor of Art, Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, 2010

Licenses, Certifications, and Memberships

  • American Heart Association, BCLS, ACLS, PALS, CPR, AED
  • Individual DEA number, Virginia and Maryland State license
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2014-present
  • Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, 2013-present

Maggie Ipsaro, PA-C

bio-large_maggieipsaro-2Maggie Ipsaro joined the practice in 2003 and teams with Dr. Robert Wagner to meet the needs of patients who suffer from acute and/or chronic pain.

Maggie honed her interventional and medical skills while working at NSPC and provides a variety of treatments for her patients with dedication and expertise. In addition to the medical management of her patients with acute and chronic pain, she provides trigger point therapy, prolotherapy and intra-articular joint injections, as well as platelet rich plasma therapy.

One of Maggie’s favorite aspects of her job is providing patient education while determining the exact source of their pain.

Maggie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Gannon University in Erie, PA, in 2001, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Previously, she worked at a rehabilitation and pain management practice in Maryland providing medication management and muscle injection therapy. She also worked as a PA in the field of inpatient internal medicine in Baltimore.

Maggie feels fortunate to have been given the opportunity to use her diagnostic and therapeutic skills in Ecuador through Medical Expeditions International in September 2007. There, she used her training in interventional pain management to help people who farm the land by hand and who have a variety of pain problems with little access to modern healthcare.

Maggie is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants. Maggie earned her bachelor’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Gannon University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is a board-certified Physician Assistant, and is further certified by the American Heart Association in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. She holds professional membership in the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants.

She is a native of Pennsylvania and enjoys spending time with friends and family. She plays racquetball, softball, and tennis, and enjoys swimming, traveling, and cooking.

Credentials

Education

  • BS, Physician Assistant Studies, Gannon University

Board Certified

  •  Physician Assistant

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants

Annum Khan, PA-C

Annum Khan is a licensed physician assistant at the National Spine and Pain Centers’ offices in Tysons Corner, VA, and Chevy Chase, MD under Dr. Friedlis. She is looking forward to using her experiences in the medical field to provide optimal care to her patients.

Throughout her career and education, Annum has worked with many doctors in various medical fields, including internal medicine, emergency care, surgery, and pain management. Working in a number of medical settings paved the path for Khan’s desire to work as a physician assistant. Before working with patients in a clinical setting, she worked as a pharmacy technician upon graduation with a Bachelor of Arts.

“I got into medicine at a very young age. I had a passion for science and excelled in the subject. With this practice focusing on the Spine I had a lot of family members that suffer from back issues so I wanted to go into a field that I could help my family out,” stated Annum.

Annum attended North Carolina State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After working as a pharmacy technician for three years, she decided to further her career and pursued her Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from Alderson-Broaddus University. During that time, she participated in a series of clinical rotations, where she got experience working with many doctors in primary care practices, pediatrics, orthopedics, dermatology, and more.

Upon completion of her Masters, Annum began pursuing her career in the field of pain management. She worked with Dr. Anne Truong in Fredricksburg, Virginina at the Truong Rehabilitation Center. Looking forward to using those learned skills at the National Spine and Pain Centers, Annum treats each patient with the utmost care and attention, while focusing on positive results and treatments to reduce pain.

During her spare time, Annum enjoys traveling, reading, interior decorating, exploring museums, trying new food, spending time with her family.

Credentials

Education

  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Alderson-Broaddus University, Philippi, West Virginia, 2014
  • BA, Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2009

Professional Distinctions & Awards

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

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