Mike was raised in Bonanza, Oregon. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Oregon Institute of Technology, where he was part of the men’s basketball team. He graduated from Idaho State University in 2012 obtaining his Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies. Mike is board certified and has spent his career in orthopedic surgery. In his free time he enjoys sports, training for triathlons, traveling, and spending time with his family.
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As a Physician Associate, Mike exemplifies the highest standards of his profession. Dr Lynch performed two shoulder surgeries for me over the course of 3 years and Mike was an essential part of my pre-op and post-op care. His evaluations, treatment plans, and patient education were excellent in addressing my often- complicated situations. His knowledge of shoulder anatomy and his ability to communicate effectively with me were outstanding! At one point, I presented with a condition that I thought was related to the shoulder surgery, but Mike’s evaluation determined it to be neurological. He made an urgent referral to an excellent neurosurgeon who resolved that very serious problem. Throughout the course of my extensive treatment, Mike was a wonderful, competent and compassionate member of Dr. Lynch’s team.
As a Physician Associate, Mike demonstrated superb knowledge,
skills and abilities working in tandem with Dr Lynch. His enthusiasm for providing the highest quality of care and patient education exemplified the highest standards of his profession. My recoveries from 2 shoulder surgeries were complicated by unavoidable factors, which Mike navigated with amazing skills and compassion . At one point he effected an urgent referral to a neurosurgeon, which resulted in yet another surgery. I’m lucky to have been Mike’s patient. Thanks, Mike!
I had the pleasure of seeing Michael today for my bum shoulder. He was right to the point and extremely friendly. After he reviewed my X-rays, I briefly explained the pain and what makes it hurt worse, and he immediately said "Yeah, it's your rotator cuff!" This made my heart drop, since this is pretty much the worst kind of shoulder injury you could ask for. He immediately saw my worry however, and said that it's probably just inflamed, and offered a steroid shot to bring the inflammation down. Michael is incredibly knowledgeable, he even showed me how the rotator cuff functions in detail, and what specifically is happening with mine. He advised if it still hurts in 2 months to see him again for an MRI, but just from this one visit, I'm so impressed. The front staff (2 receptionist) were so kind right out the gate, as was the nurse, and the Xray tech! But Michael really brought it home for me - you guys hired a winner here, I'll be sending anyone and everyone with shoulder issues to you guys and gals! Thanks to the whole staff! I hope to see ya'll again, but hopefully under better shoulder circumstances! Even if I do need surgery, I wouldn't trust anyone but this team to care for me!