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Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine of San Antonio

Meet Michael E. Rodriguez

Michael E. Rodriguez, PA-C, MBA
Physician Assistant

Krista A. Chapman, PA-CMichael E. Rodriguez, PA-C grew up in El Paso, Texas where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas at El Paso. He then proceeded to work in healthcare for 6 years at world renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas where he later earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration. He then felt it was a calling to return to the clinical side of medicine and moved to Edinburg, Texas where he obtained his Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Mr. Rodriguez has a passion for surgery and did his elective rotation in surgical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston. He also spent the majority of his final year of PA school working closely in orthopaedics and plastic surgery. It was there that Mr. Rodriguez decided he wanted to specialize in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. Michael E. Rodriguez, PA-C is certified through the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is licensed through the Texas State Medical Board. He is also a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA), Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS), and Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology (APAO). Being a licensed medical provider, Mr. Rodriguez assists our practice through obtaining medical histories, conducting physical examinations, diagnosing and treating orthopaedic injuries, and writing prescriptions. In addition, performing medical procedures such as ultrasound-guided joint injections, being a first assist to Dr. Whaley in surgery, and rounding at the hospital are some of the services Mr. Rodriguez is able to provide. Michael E. Rodriguez, PA-C makes it his bottom line to do his best from the time he walks into the patient room with the goal of restoring patient function and overall quality of life within the realm of orthopaedic surgery.

For more information regarding the role of a Physician Assistant, please visit the following websites:

http://www.nccpa.net/public


https://www.aapa.org/what-is-a-pa/


https://www.tapa.org/AMSIMIS/TAPA/About_TAPA/What_is_a_PA_.aspx

 

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