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KRMC welcomes new physician assistant

KINGMAN - Kingman Regional Medical Center recently welcomed physician assistant Craig Lehmann to its medical staff in Kingman. He will serve patients at Mohave Desert Orthopaedic Center under the direction of orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Emmett McEleney.

Mohave Desert Orthopaedic Center is located at the Medical Professional Center on the KRMC campus, 1739 Beverly Ave., Suite 101; 681-8681. A physician assistant is an advanced practice clinician who, under the supervision of a licensed physician, obtains medical histories, performs examinations and procedures, orders treatments, prescribes medication, orders and interprets diagnostic tests, and first-assists in surgery.

Lehmann is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He holds a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Glendale. Additionally, he is board certified by the National Athletic Trainer Association and holds a Masters of Exercise Science from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

He gained extensive physician assistant experience in orthopaedics and general medicine during clinical rotations at various medical centers in Indiana, Michigan, Hawaii and Arizona. Previous to that, he served as an athletic trainer for a semi-professional soccer team and was an assistant athletic trainer for collegiate sports at Oakland University and DePauw University. He was also a medical assistant at an orthopaedic practice in the greater Detroit area.

With his training and experience, Lehmann's goal is to help orthopaedic patients restore their functional abilities. He emphasizes taking time with each patient to answer their questions and educate them on their condition, treatment and rehabilitation.

An avid sports enthusiast, Lehmann plays golf, basketball, football, baseball, tennis and sand volleyball. He has also been an involved community volunteer in every place he has lived, dedicating his time and talents to such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Club and YMCA.

After growing up in a small town in Indiana, Lehmann says he's most comfortable in a "less crowded" community and looks forward to living, working and serving in Kingman.

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