Hospital Affiliation: Kettering Medical Center, Sycamore Medical Center
Jennifer Barton, PA-C is a highly-skilled Physician Assistant serving the Kettering and surrounding community. Jennifer received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Kettering College and her Bachelor of Science in Education: Exercise Science from The Ohio State University. Jennifer's commitment to her patients mirrors the network’s mission to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve.
Her role as an Orthopedic PA at KPN Far Oaks Orthopedists 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.
SCOPE OF SERVICE
PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
“My goal is to help patients return to their goals, whether that be sports, exercise for health, work, or caring for their families. It is important for me to learn each patient’s reason for seeking treatment to help me create a successful treatment plan for them.”
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Ohio Association of Physician Assistants (OAPA)
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.