JC Chavez, PA-C

What is a Physician Assistant (PA-C)

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.

Undergraduate Education

University of Utah

Physician Assistant Certification

Oregon Health Science University (OHSU)

Special Training

Military Service – Active Reserve

Surgical Technologist and Combat Medic, US Army, 1997 – 2005

Professional Associations

California Academy Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Special Interests

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

Patient Testimonials

"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"