PA’s and ARNP’s 2017-11-06T14:10:19+00:00

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

Kevin Bass, PA-C

Kevin joined The Center for Bone & Joint Disease in April of 2016.  He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).  He received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant from Nova Southeastern University in 2014. Kevin has worked as a Physician Assistant in the areas of family practice and orthopedics.   He has training in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.  He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.  Before entering into medicine, Kevin worked as a project manager focusing on projects related to organizational growth and development.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of South Florida (2003), as well as a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida (2005).

Yvette Bennett, MS, ARNP, ONP-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

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

Heather Hart, PA-C

Heather is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and by the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC). She is a Florida licensed Physician Assistant and Athletic Trainer. Heather joined The Center for Bone and Joint Disease in March, 2016. She received Master of Science in Physician Assistant from Keiser University Ft. Lauderdale, December 2015 and her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from University of South Florida, May 2011. She is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.

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 Matthew Mills is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He joined the CBJD team in September 2013. He graduated with Honors from Nova Southeastern University’s Physician Assistant Program in 2013 with a Master of Medical Science. He attended undergraduate training at the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in 2001, majoring in Environmental Science. Mr. Mills has served active duty in the U.S Navy and has deployed overseas several times. He has also served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.

PA Mills is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery, and Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. He holds certifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He has training in Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and OSHA certification.

Adam P. Murchie, MSN, RN, ARNP-BC, CEN

Adam P. Murchie, MSN, RN, ARNP-BC, CEN

Adam is a board certified nurse practitioner. He joined the practice here at CBJD in 2014. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree from the University of Tampa. He has been in practice as an ARNP since 2002. He has an extensive background in Orthopaedics and Emergency Medicine.

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.

Erica Napoli

Erica Napoli, PA-C

Erica graduated Cum Laude from New York Institute of Technology PA program. She has 10 years experience as a PA and is NCCPA, ACLS, BLS, PALS and ATLS certified. The majority of her career has been in level 1 trauma centers in NYC. Erica joined The Center for Bone and Joint Disease in July, 2017.