A Physician Assistant is a licensed medical professional that works as part of collaborative team using a multidisciplinary approach to help provide patients with quality medical care. Although a PA practices medicine under the supervision of a physician, a PA exercises considerable autonomy in diagnosing and treating patients.
University of Utah
Physician Assistant Certification
Oregon Health Science University (OHSU)
Military Service – Active Reserve
Surgical Technologist and Combat Medic, US Army, 1997 – 2005
California Academy Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants
JC Chavez enjoys snowboarding, kite surfing, tennis, motorcycling, and fitness.
JC Chavez is responsible for the majority of both Pre-op and Post-op appointments for Drs. Detch, Kim and Abeyta. He is trained as a First Assist in surgery and is responsible for much of the perioperative care. Along with assisting in surgery he practices clinical medicine and sees both new and existing patients for the following conditions.
Sports-related Tendon, Ligament, and Muscle Injuries
Injuries of the Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Hip, Hand & Wrist, Foot & Ankle
Osteoarthritis Related Conditions
JC Chavez works with each of the orthopedic surgeons as part of a collaborative team to aide in patient specific clinical and surgical treatments.
Cortisone Joint Injections of the Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Hip, Knee, Foot and Ankle
Ultrasound Guided Injections and Aspirations
Viscosupplementation Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis
Non-operative Fracture Management
Casting, Splinting, and Immobilization
First Assist in Surgical Related Treatments
"Great procedure went very well. The doctors at this facility are also great!!"
"Good presence, comfortable persona, good explanation of procedure and diagnosis. Listens and gives appropriate feedback. Robert Shannon"