OUR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
Physician Assistants (PAs) are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative healthcare services, under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. Working as members of our clinical team, PAs take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and x-rays and make diagnoses. They also treat minor injuries by suturing, splinting, and casting.
PAs also record progress notes, instruct and counsel patients, and order or carry out therapy. PAs may prescribe certain medications and routinely visit hospitals and nursing care facilities to check on patients, after which they report back to the physician. PAs specializing in surgery provide preoperative and postoperative care and may work as first or second assistants during major surgery.
Steven Mock has an AS Emergency Medical Technology from Broward Community College, a BS in Medicine from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program and an MS in Physician Assistant Studies. Mock has spent several years as a surgical 1st assistant working with 45 surgeons over a broad range of specialties at every hospital in Pinellas. He has had additional training in Botox for migraine, dystonia, and limb spasticity and has been injecting for several years. Mock has been working in Pain management for 14 years and been a certified PA-C for over 35 years. He chose to work at Coastal Orthopedics and Pain management because he was impressed with the quality of the physicians and felt that the personal touch with patients had not been replaced with the “big business” atmosphere. When he’s not at the office Steven enjoys boating, diving, fishing, target shooting, building structures at home. Steven loves to spend time traveling with his wife and spending time with his extensive family. He has 3 children ranging in age from 32 to 40, five grandchildren 18 months to 19 years. He loves what he does and the feeling of making a difference in people’s lives.
OUR ADVANCED REGISTERED NURSE PRACTITIONERS
An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is a registered nurse who has completed specific advanced nursing education and training in the diagnosis and management of both common and complex medical conditions. With an ability to write prescriptions, ARNPs treat both general and chronic conditions through comprehensive history taking, physical exams, prescribing medications, physical therapy, ordering tests and therapies for patients – all within their scope of practice. ARNPs may work on their own or in partnership with a physician to provide primary care and expert consultation to patients.