cbjdMany of our patients initially meet with one of our physician assistants or advanced registered nurse practitioners for an initial consultation, emergency appointments and follow-up care. Our physician assistants and nurse practitioners are a critical part of our team and each are well-trained and specialize in orthopaedics.

Issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), the Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C) credential is a mark of professional accomplishment, indicating the achievement and maintenance of established levels of knowledge and clinical skills. The PA-C credential is widely recognized within the medical professions and beyond. In fact, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the American territories have decided to rely on NCCPA certification as one of the criteria for licensure or regulation of physician assistants.    

An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who has a master’s, post-masters, or doctoral degree in a nursing specialty and can generally practice medicine without the supervision of a physician. APRNs help meet the demand for primary and specialty healthcare practitioners, especially in rural and other areas underserved by physicians.

Our PA’s and ARNP’s

Kevin Bass – PA-C

 

Yvette Bennett, MS, ARNP, ONP-C


Yvette Bennett is a Certified Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner that has been with the Center for Bone and Joint Disease for the past 4 years. She has been a Nurse Practitioner since 1996 and has always had a passion for preventative health and education. She coordinated our Bone Health Program in an effort to provide the highest quality and thorough bone health to our patients that present with fragility fractures in order to prevent future fractures.
She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from the Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago in December of 1996. Yvette is a member of Fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners. She is certified with the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board, Certified Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner, American Heart Association, Advanced Life Support, and CPR.

B. Scott Davis – PA-C

Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C) joined the Center for Bone and Joint Disease in July of 2013.

Heather Hart – PA-C

Stephen D. Kette – PA-C

Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C), is a 22-year veteran Air Force officer, with 27 years of experience as a PA. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska. He completed Orthopedic Residency training at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. PA Kette also has additional training in Medical Management of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Casualties. While in the Air Force he achieved the Air Force Meritorious Service Commendation and Achievement Medals. He was Air University Physician Assistant of the Year, Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory Airman of the Year, and while stationed at Wright Patterson AFB was Airman of the Quarter.

PA Kette is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Air Force Physician Assistants. He holds certifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physicians; he has training in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider and Basic Trauma Life Support Provider.

Robert Obenrader – PA

Physician Assistant , joined the Center for Bone and Joint Disease in April of 2008. He graduated from Daemon College in Amherst, NY with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. He has also participated in humanitarian aid to the Dominican Republic.

Obenrader has training in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider and Basic Trauma Life Support Provider.

Matthew D. Mills PA-C


Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C), is a 22-year veteran Air Force officer, with 27 years of experience as a PA. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska. He completed Orthopedic Residency training at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. PA Kette also has additional training in Medical Management of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Casualties. While in the Air Force he achieved the Air Force Meritorious Service Commendation and Achievement Medals. He was Air University Physician Assistant of the Year, Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory Airman of the Year, and while stationed at Wright Patterson AFB was Airman of the Quarter.

PA Kette is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Air Force Physician Assistants. He holds certifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physicians; he has training in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider and Basic Trauma Life Support Provider.

Adam P. Murchie ARNP-BC, MSN


Adam Murchie is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience the field of Orthopaedics. His duties included the management of patients in the office setting, pre and post operatively, surgical assisting, and hospital in /out patient management. Adam also presented lectures to multiple different groups including high school students, community centers and business associates. Topics ranged from the prevention of injuries, new orthopedic devices and medical diagnosis and management.

He received his Master of Science in Nursing from University of Tampa in December of 2002. His Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from University of Florida in August of 1995 and is member of the Gator Booster club.   Adam is board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and is certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Randall M. Perreira – PA

Physician Assistant (PA), graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine Wake Forest University in August of 1982. He also attended Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland and Catholic University of American Washington DC.

PA Perreira, has been licensed since 1982 and has worked at The Center for Bone and Joint Disease since July of 1986. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and has past certifications by American Heart Association in Basic life Support, Basic Instructor, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.