Certified Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants are highly-trained medical professionals that help the physician in clinic and in the operating room. Physician Assistants are great resources if you cannot see the physician. They can evaluate patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and start you on a treatment plan, such as recommend physical therapy or perform minor inner-office injections.

Joel McReynolds, PA-C, CAQ: Orthopedics

Joel graduated with his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2003. He holds Bachelor's Degrees in Biology and Physician Assistant Studies. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Joel also holds additional certification in Orthopedic Surgery from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He assists Drs. Heber Crockett and Nolan May in both clinical and surgical capacities. He also assists Dr. David Huebner with surgery in his knee arthritis clinic. When he's not at the office or in surgery, Joel enjoys hunting, watching and playing sports, or spending time with his family.

Yuji Kitabatake, PA-C

Yuji graduated with his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2011. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He assists Drs. Heber Crockett and Nolan May in the clinic and in surgery. When Yuji is not working, you can find him spending time with his family or on the golf course.

Sarah Binderup, PA-C

Sarah graduated with her Masters of Biological Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the Toledo College of Medicine in 2010. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Hastings College. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Sarah assists Dr. David Huebner in his clinic and in his surgical cases. When she is not working, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family.

Bruce Kohtz, PA-C

Bruce graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1997. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He assists Drs. Heber Crockett and Nolan May in their sports medicine and general orthopedic clinics, as well as serving as an assistant surgeon. When Bruce is not working, you can find him spending time with his family or watching sports.

Jason Fritzen, PA-C

Jason graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2007. He holds a degree in Exercise Science and is an Athletic Trainer, as well as a Physician Assistant. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He assists Dr. James Mahalek with seeing patients in clinic and with spine surgery. When Jason has free time, he enjoys live music, sports, and getting to spend time with his dogs.