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.
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.