Mark Flesher, PA-C

Mark Flesher
MPAS, PA-C

Mark was born and raised on Galveston Island and attended high school at Galveston Ball High. He was a student athlete and class valedictorian. His passion for medicine and specifically orthopedics started from several family members who work for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His mother has been working in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation for over 30 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University College Station in 2001, majoring in Biomedical Science. From there he pursued laboratory science in Veterinary Medicine at the University, where he realized his deep passion for human medicine.

PA school brought Mark to the Metroplex. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Physician Assistant program, and quickly knew he wanted to pursue an orthopedic career. He worked for a one physician practice and was elated when given the chance to work for Dr. Daniels and the crew at Southwest Orthopedic Associates.

Mark’s hobbies include computers, golf, fishing, and spending time with his wife and two Welsh Corgis.

Mark Allen Flesher
MPAS, PA-C

EMPLOYMENT

8/2009-Present

Southwest Orthopedic Associates

6311 Southwest Blvd
FW TX 76132 (W) 817-731-9400

5/2007-8/2009

Texas Bone and Joint Center

8251 Bedford-Euless Rd Ste 210
NRH TX 76180 (W) 817-656-7827

EDUCATION

10/19/07

University of North Texas Health Science Center

PA-C Cert. 10/25/2007

Physician Assistant Program – Degree Obtained: MPAS

2001

Texas A&M University, College Station TX

B.S. in Biomedical Science, GPA: 3.558

Graduate Student – Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology

College of Veterinary Medicine; 2001-2003

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Orthopedic Surgery (Clinical and OR)
Texas Bone and Joint Center
Deepak V. Chavda, MD

8251 Bedford-Euless Rd
North Richland Hills TX 76180
Phone: (817) 656-7827

Specialty Surgery Rotation – Orthopedic Surgery (Retired)
Angelo L. Otero, MD and Stephanie Curtis, PA-C

Texas Arthroscopic Surgery Clinic
800 8th Avenue, Ste 528
Fort Worth TX 76104
Phone: (817) 336-5633

Orthopedic Surgery Experience – Summer 2004
Anil K. Dutta, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Medical Annex Building, N203D, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr,
San Antonio TX 78229
Phone: (210) 567-5125

RESEARCH & PRESENTATIONS

Flesher M, Stoner J, Reed L, Chen O. “Caffeine Consumption, Calcium Consumption, and Study – Defined Protective Factors. Charting Significant Differences with Regard to Bone Mineral Density Values in Women Between the Ages of 45-83.” University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Fort Worth TX.

  • Presented and defended at the UNTHSC Fort Worth 2006 Annual Research Appreciation Day
  • Presented at TAPA Annual CME Conference, February 9, 2007

Hokanson R, Miller S, Hennessey M, Flesher M, Hanneman W, Busbee D. Disruption of estrogen-regulated gene expression by dioxin: downregulation of a gene associated with the onset of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 2 diabetes). Hum Exp Toxicol. 2004 Dec;23(12):555-64.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • 8/2004-Present American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • 8/2004-8/2008 Texas Academy of Physician Assistants.
  • 2/2007-2/2008 Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants
    (Currently Inactive as present employment is not in FP)
  • 10/1998 Golden Key International Honor Society
  • 3/2011-Present National Eagle Scout Association

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants – 107719
  • Texas Medical Board / Physician Assistant Board – PA05542
  • DEA – Controlled Substance Registration – Current
  • Texas DPS – Controlled Substance Registration – Current

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Southwest Orthopedic Associates

Fort Worth / Benbrook TX

  • Established protocols for clinical practice, eval and treat of new and followup, pre and post operative patients. Proficient with establishing new EMR protocols and templates, phone call protocols. Patient load 45-55 patients per full clinic day.
  • Proficient with coding, charge sheets.
  • TDI/Work Comp, MMI/IR
  • Expanded knowledge of surgical assist:
  • THA, TKA, Arthroscopic Shoulder Labral repair, rotator cuff repair, subacromial decompression, ulnar nerve transposition, anchovie procedures, hand procedures, knee arthroscopy with

Texas Bone and Joint Center

North Richland Hills TX

  • Independent in clinical settings, evaluation of new patient, follow-up, post-op, pre-op, dictation with patient load of 25-35 per day.
  • Independent with ultrasound guided injections, carpal tunnel, shoulder and knee diagnostics
  • Non-ultrasound guided trigger point, shoulder, sacroiliac, knee, elbow, wrist, carpal tunnel, and ankle injections.
  • First assist with open shoulder surgeries, ulnar nerve transpositions, carpal tunnel releases, knee arthroscopies, ACL reconstructions, Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI), ORIF procedures, etc.
  • Proficient and independent with coding (ICD-9/CPT), charge sheets, and coding
  • Knowledgeable regarding TDI / Worker’s Compensation Insurance, pre-authorization, ODG guidelines, MMI and impairment rating, BRC/IRO/CCH.

Flesher Consulting Services, Inc.

Self-Employed Consulting Business – Internet Technology

May 2001 – December 2008

  • Worked with Therapeutic Service Systems based out of Galveston TX to develop continuing education programs for those in the allied health fields (PT, OT, PA, SLP)
  • Traveled to various major cities to implement programs with these specialists
  • Creation and maintenance of several company websites on the WWW
  • Maintaining, building, and repair of computer systems necessary for function of small businesses

References

Available Upon Request

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