Mount Airy, NC – Ryan Anderson, Physician Assistant (PA), has joined the medical staff of Northern Orthopaedics to serve as provider for othopaedic patients.
“Ryan Anderson will be a very strong addition to our orthopaedic team and our community,” said Dr. Robert Williamson, surgeon at Northern Orthopaedics. “He is well trained, experienced, and very personable. To him, this isn’t just a career – it’s a calling.”
Ryan Anderson is an NCCPA nationally certified and North Carolina licensed PA, and member of the American Academy of Physicians Associates, specializing in Orthopaedic surgery. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a dual minor in Nutrition and Psychology at Appalachian State University. Following completion of his undergraduate studies, Ryan worked several years as a CNA in surgical oncology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (now Atrium) in Winston-Salem, NC. Shortly thereafter, he obtained a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from East Carolina University.
“After a shoulder injury, my college football career was over and as He always does, God directed my steps to a plan that would certainly give me a hope and a future,” said Anderson. “My hope is to care for my patients on multiple levels — physically helping their alignment, emotionally listening to their concern, and spiritually praying with them during their struggles.”
Ryan has always had a love for surgery, both before and after completion of his Physician Assistant program. He had the opportunity to further his skill set in surgery working in plastic surgery prior to finding his true passion in orthopaedics. Ryan worked along the Crystal Coast over the last several years working in upper extremity conditions as well as orthopedic reconstruction surgery, and urgent care medicine.
He recently moved back to the Blue Ridge Foothills to join the Northern Orthopaedics team. He is incredibly excited to join this highly regarded practice. He originally grew up nearby in Stokes County and decided to move back home to be closer to family and live in an area he loves, while continuing to work in a field of medicine he is passionate about. He is dedicated to providing the best patient care, whether it be procedural or pre/post-operative care, to the best of his abilities.
Previously a college athlete, he still enjoys staying active. His hobbies include automobiles, motorcycles, hunting, fishing, and a bevy of other outdoor activities. His greatest loves, aside from surgery, are his Great Dane, Boone, spending time with his family and friends, and his personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
To schedule an appointment with Anderson, please call Northern Orthopaedics at (336) 719-0011. For more information about Northern Orthopaedics, please visit us online at www.choosenorthern.org.