Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
Hospital Affiliation: Kettering Medical Center
Emily Kahlig, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant at Kettering Physician Network Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. She earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Kettering College. Her role as an Orthopedic PA is to assist the surgeon in all aspects of patient care. This includes pre-, intra- and postoperative care.
For preoperative care, her role includes: performing a history and physical exam on new patients; making an appropriate assessment and plan for the patient, including a diagnosis, and presenting the information to the surgeon. If surgery is decided for the patient, she provides appropriate preoperative planning, templating, and admission notes/orders.
In the operating room, she assists the surgeon or surgical team in any way possible to complete the objective for each surgical case.
In the postoperative care setting, she assists with inpatient care responsibilities and sees patients back in the clinic at appropriate follow-up intervals. Whether independently, or in collaboration with the surgeon, she can work in the clinic and see patients with a range of orthopedic problems including shoulder, hip, knee, painful total joints and acute injuries.
Philosophy of Care
" My goal is to help patients of all ages achieve a healthy and active lifestyle. I believe that it is important for my patients to walk away from their appointments with a thorough understanding of their diagnosis and treatment plan. I am dedicated to treating each of my patients with personal and individualized care." - Emily Kahlig, PA-C
What is a Physician Assistant??
A Physician Assistant is a licensed provider that has completed a master's or doctoral degree program and has advanced clinical training. They collaborate with physicians to diagnose and treat health conditions. Like physicians, they make referrals, provide physical exams, order and interpret tests, and prescribe medications.
2017 – Present American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
2017- Present Ohio Academy Physician Assistants (OAPA)