Physician Assistants

Our physician assistants provide excellent patient care. They offer individualized services to our patients and make everyone feel welcome and confident.

Jennifer Khonsari, PA-C, MS

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Jennifer has nearly 2 decades of orthopedic experience and a master’s degree in orthopedic surgery. She has been with our practice since its inception in 2002. With expertise focused in total joint replacement, sports medicine, and trauma, she provides exceptional care, from the diagnosis through the treatment plan, with every patient she sees. Jennifer is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, and Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery. Jennifer also has certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS).

Janelle Dudley, PA-C, MS

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Janelle has worked with our team for ten years and has an extensive background in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She holds a master’s degree in physician assistant sciences and has certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Janelle enjoys seeing a patient’s quality of life improve after successful treatment and rehabilitation.

Lindsay Duquette, PA-C, MS

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Lindsay joined our practice in 2010 with a master’s degree in clinical medical science, and a passion for exceptional patient care. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and has certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Lindsay provides comfort to all of our patients throughout their experience.

Lindsey Rice, PA-C, MS

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Lindsey has an extensive background in general, vascular and orthopedic surgery, including a master’s degree in medical science. She is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). A St. Petersburg native, Lindsey finds her passion in helping patients get back to doing the things they love the most.

Meredith Mitchell, NP-C, MSN

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Meredith joined our practice with 10 years of nursing experience heavily concentrated in orthopedic, trauma, general med-surgical, and emergency services, including a Master's degree in nursing, with the last few years serving in an advanced practice role treating spine care and surgery patients. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Meredith finds joy in bringing patients comfort and helping them get their life back.

Priscila Marques, PA-C, DMSc, MMS

Priscila Spine Physician Assistant

Priscila joins our practice with an extensive background in neurosurgery with a focus in minimally invasive spine surgery. She is also trained in trauma neurosurgery and cardiothoracic surgery. She earned her Master’s degree in Medical Science and completed her Doctorate of Medical Science in the advanced professional practice of neurosurgery. She is an active member of various professional societies including the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, the Association of Physicians Assistants Cardiovascular Surgery and a founding member of the Academy of Doctoral Physician Assistants. She has certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Priscila aims to provide high-quality and patient-centered orthopedic spine surgical care in an effort to enhance her patient’s quality of life.

Erica Rivera NP-C, MSN

Erica physician assistant

Erica has been a nurse for almost 9 years working heavily in surgery and progressive care. For the last 4 years, as a nurse practitioner with a master's degree in nursing, her experience has been solely concentrated in orthopedic surgery. She has treated patients for spine issues, orthopedic trauma, joint replacement and sports medicine injuries. She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS). Erica finds fulfillment in helping patients get their life back after debilitating injuries and disease.