Janet Orozco is a Physician Assistant with 13+ years of surgical specialty in spine medicine and pain management.
She also has experience with spearheading new companies, developing clinical pathway protocols, and on boarding new surgeons and clinical providers.
Janet got her masters in Physician Assistant Studies at OHSU – Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, OR.
She went to undergrad at Warner Pacific College also in Portland, OR where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Physical Sciences.
- National Board Certification 2002 – Present
- Arizona Medical Board Licensure 2006 – Present
- DEA license 2002 – Present
- American Academy of Physician Assistants 2002 – Present
- ACLS Certification 2002 – Present
- Personable and empathetic ability to provide medical care within a high demand patient population.
- First assist operative skills specializing in spine surgery for 7 years.
- Hands on procedural experience including major joint and bursa injections in addition to TPI.
- Extensive clinical decision making and patient education
- Experience with staff education training geared toward surgical and clinical treatment pathways
Spine surgical/ Pain Management Physician Assistant
August 2014 to March 2016
Novaspine Pain Institute
Involved in all aspects of patient care within a surgical and clinical setting including consultations, new and established patient evaluation and examinations, and performing procedures specifically to pain management. Schedule ll-V medication management. Comprehensive review of radiographs and MR images. Experience with diagnosing and ordering appropriate interventional procedures. Hands on ability to perform major joint, bursa, and trigger point injections.
October 2006 to August 2014
The CORE Institute – Phoenix, AZ
Mid-level provider involved in all aspects of patient care within a surgical and clinical setting, including new patient examinations and consultations as well as established patient visits. Extensive medical decision making including diagnostic testing assessment as well as ordering interventional procedures. Surgical first assist in spine deformity procedures, laminectomy decompression, and fusions of the cervical and lumbar spine. In office procedures including but not limited to major joint and bursa aspiration as well as viscosupplementation and corticosteroid injections.
July 2004 to August 2006
Neuromed Clinic – Wheaton , Illinois
All aspects of clinical care within a neurological specialty practice. New patient evaluations and hospital consultations. Helped manage the stroke units at two local hospitals. Medical management of Seizure disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, NPH, and Parkinson’s Disease. In office diagnostic procedures including temporal artery ultrasound evaluation for cardiac shunting due to PDA.
February 2003 to May 2004
Advanced Pain Management Center – Portland, OR
Involved in all aspects of patient care within a specialty setting of pain management. This included new patient evaluations and consultations. Established care visits, diagnostic testing and assessment. Prescribing of scheduled opiates as well as non-opiate pain medications. Major Joint and bursa aspiration and injections, including visco supplementation. Peripheral nerve injections as well as trigger point injections. Hospital consultations and rounding for patients with spinal cord stimulators and infusion pump trials.
Education and Training
Master of Science : Physician Assistant Studies Oregon Health and Sciences University – Portland, OR, USA
Bachelor of Science in Biology with minor in Physical Science Warner Pacific College
Hedwig House Shelter Medical Clinic 2004-2006
OHSU Sleep Disorders Clinic 1999-2001