Meet Our Providers
Orthopedic Surgeons in Kansas City
The physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics are all board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and provide high quality, patient-centered care for you and your family. We have four orthopedic surgeons and two physician assistants (PAs) at Midwest Orthopaedics ready to serve you. They are among the best orthopaedic professionals in Johnson County, Kansas, and their collective expertise defines our practice.
Meet the Doctors
Meet the PAs
Physician assistants (PAs) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. Graduation from an accredited program and passage of the national certification exam are required for state licensure.
The Physician-PA team can help increase efficiency and optimize patient care. Frequent consultation and review of patient care, by both the physician and the PA, assures that all patients are receiving the best possible care. Some of the PA’s responsibilities include:
- Take patient histories
- Perform physical examinations
- Administer injections
- Order and interpret laboratory tests and imaging studies
- Formulate diagnoses and treatment plans
- Schedule surgeries
- Provide surgical assistance
All of these actions are performed with the supervision and consultation of the attending physician.
Meet the PTs
Physical therapists hold a masters or doctoral degree in physical therapy and are required to pass an examination to become certified physical therapists. Many graduates continue on to do an internship, where they train with an experienced physical therapist one-on-one prior to treating patients on their own. Physical therapists can further specialize in particular types of therapy or certain modalities, such as hand therapy or the McKenzie method.
If your doctor prescribes physical therapy, you will be paired with a therapist who will help you to improve your strength, endurance, mobility, and overall physical condition. The therapist will evaluate your baseline strengths, limitations, endurance, balance, and other factors. This information will be used to design an individualized treatment plan. A variety of treatment modalities may be incorporated, such as hot and cold therapy, ultrasound, and manual therapy, and adjustments will be made as needed, based on your progress.
Krista has been with MWO PT since 2019, and as of January 2022 is the Director of the Physical Therapy clinic.
Krista graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science with emphasis on Pre-Physical Therapy and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Saint Mary in 2015. Krista has really enjoyed the collaboration and teamwork amongst physicians, Physical Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, and support staff.
Krista’s philosophy is to treat every patient individually regardless whether they have the same surgery, surgeon, or issue that another patient has. She feels that every patient is different and progresses differently than the next. She likes to challenge patients to do activities that they might not think they would be able to do after their specific surgery. She looks forward to continuing to grow as a therapist with the help of her colleagues.
Krista has a wonderful family at home including 3 children; 2 girls and one boy. Her family enjoys spending lots of time outdoors four-wheeling, fishing, shooting, and just spending time together.
Nathan graduated from Newman University in 2015, and went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2019. He joined MWO in November of 2021.
He enjoys treating a variety of patients of all orthopedic conditions. His passion is working with athletes for injury prevention and sports related injuries.
Sustaining multiple injuries playing basketball at the collegiate level, Nate’s personal experiences help him relate to patients, as his main goal is to educate and instill confidence to his patients throughout the rehabilitation process.
Nate is excited to be a part of Midwest Orthopaedics team due to the comprehensive and collaborative efforts amongst the staff.
Steven joined MWO PT in 2019. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2014 before going on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2018. His professional experience is concentrated in outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis on sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.
His goal is to empower his patients by educating them on the quality of their movement and providing them with the necessary tools to make a lasting change in their function. He is excited to serve the Kansas City community as part of the Midwest Orthopaedics team.