Kim H., Clinic Coordinator, Medical Assistant, and Radiology Technician

Kim coordinates all of the activities of Dr. Swanson’s clinics. She oversees clinic scheduling, communications with patients and consulting physicians, scheduling of surgeries and other diagnostic procedures, and coordinates Dr. Swanson’s medico-legal consulting work.

Michelle M., Medical Assistant and Insurance Specialist

Michelle assists with patients in the clinic, schedules diagnostic tests, obtains insurance authorizations for tests and surgeries, and keeps all paperwork in order and up to date, ensuring that tests and surgeries are set up smoothly and efficiently.

Michael P., Physician’s Assistant

Mike works directly under Dr. Swanson, assisting with patients in clinic, performing injections, and assisting with patient phone calls, filling out forms, and calling in prescription refills. He also first-assists Dr. Swanson with surgery and handles many aspects of patient care in the hospital.

Aaron T., Physician’s Assistant

Aaron works directly with Dr. Swanson, assisting with patients in clinic, performing injections, and assisting with patient phone calls, filling out forms, and calling in prescription refills. He also conducts clinical research for the Desert Orthopaedic Foundation.

Mohammad Hashemi, MD – Clinical Fellow (8/1/09 – 7/31/10)

The clinical fellows are fully trained in general orthopedics. Each spends 12 months with Dr. Swanson to focus on total joint replacements and arthritis surgery. The fellows assist Dr. Swanson with care of patients in the clinic and in surgery, perform hospital rounding, and handle emergencies when Dr. Swanson is out of town teaching or demonstrating surgery to other surgeons. The clinical fellows are critical in providing the highest level of care to Dr. Swanson’s many patients.

Pauline V.B., Masters Education, Patient Education

Pauline maintains Dr. Swanson’s website, answers patient questions by e-mail and phone, and creates educational materials for Dr. Swanson’s patients. Pauline is highly knowledgeable in hip and knee replacements and will be able to answer most of your questions online, either on the discussion board or by direct email.

Debra F., Administrative Assistant

Debbie manages Dr. Swanson’s day to day schedule, assists with paperwork, and is the main scheduling contact for new patients wishing to make an appointment to see Dr. Swanson. She can be reached directly by new patients only at 622-7872. Patients who have been previously seen by Dr. Swanson may use the general scheduling line at 731-4088 or download the attached new patient information form and fax to: (702) 221-9186.

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