Kristie Thatcher, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Kristie Thatcher

Meet Kristie Thatcher, PA-C


Master of Physician Assistant Studies with Distinction, August 2018

Northern Arizona University

Phoenix, AZ


Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, May 2015

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM


Emergency Medical Technician – Basic

San Juan College, GPA: 4.0

Farmington, New Mexico

Clinical Experience/Skills

Mountain View Medical Center Orthopedics Las Cruces, NM

Medical Assistant

  • Triage patients
  • Perform casting
  • Suture/staple removals
  • Fit patients for braces
  • Answer patient calls/questions

Orthopedic Surgery Clinical Rotation

  • Trained in joint injections
  • Assisted in surgery – including total joint replacements


Additional Skills

  • Injections (steroid, Toradol, viscosupplementation, amnio stem cell, PRP, and lipogems stem cell)
  • Assist in surgery
  • Suturing
  • X-ray/MRI interpretation


Distinct Graduate

Northern Arizona University

Dean’s List - Fall 2016-Summer 2018

Northern Arizona University

Dean’s Academic Excellence Award, May 2015

New Mexico State University College of Education

Crimson Scholar Graduate

New Mexico State University  

NMSU Regents Scholarship

 New Mexico State University

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Physician Assistants


Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants


Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery


Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society



Hobbies include weightlifting and spending time with my family and dogs.

  • american orthopaedic association
  • american medical association
  • cleveland clinic
  • state university of new york