Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Alexandra McSpadden, PA-C

Plastic Surgery

Welcome to My Doctor Online, a web site that my colleagues and I developed to make it easier for you to take care of your healthcare needs. On this site you will find answers to many of your questions about my clinical practice. Also included are several online features that will allow you to e-mail me, check your laboratory results and refill prescriptions. I hope you find its content informative and useful.

My Offices

Santa Rosa Medical Center
Appt/Advice: 707-566-5288

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Professional

Background

At age 17, I moved from Marin County to Park City, Utah where I completed a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Utah.  In the midst of a successful career in International Marketing, I was compelled to return to school to study medicine.  I felt it was important to contribute to my community and make a difference in peoples’ lives.  Being a healthcare provider is a very intimate way to make an impact on an individual’s health and the community in which we live.  I chose to become a Physician Assistant and attended Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. 

During my clinical rotations, I completed surgical rotations in general surgery, trauma surgery, breast surgery, and reconstructive plastic surgery.  I received a Master Physician Assistant degree and am board certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and am licensed to practice in the state of California.  I am grateful every day to be a Physician Assistant (“PA”) and to care for people of all walks of life.

I began my career at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.  Then I joined Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire as a surgical physician assistant in Trauma & Acute Care Surgery.  I had the opportunity to assist on many oncology cases and found my passion in breast and melanoma surgery.  Being in the operating room is a joy and an honor.  It’s an incredible opportunity to work with Dr. Lin and Dr. Neumann who combine art and surgery, providing patients with the best possible cosmetic outcomes.  I am thrilled to be a part of the Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Plastic Surgery team.

Roles and Responsibilities

A physician assistant (PA) is a medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor. A PA is a graduate of an accredited PA educational program who is nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician.  The PA educational program is modeled on the medical school curriculum, a combination of classroom and clinical instruction.  PA education includes instruction in core sciences: anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, physical diagnosis, pathophysiology, microbiology, clinical laboratory science, behavioral science and medical ethics.  PAs also complete more than 2,000 hours of clinical rotations. 

PAs are trained and educated similarly to physicians, and therefore share similar diagnostic and therapeutic reasoning. PAs extend the care that physicians provide and increase access to care, improve coordination of care and can improve outcomes. For more information, please visit www.AAPA.org.

My responsibilities at Kaiser Permanente are to make sure you are optimized for surgery, assist in the surgery, and perform post-operative visits.  My goal is to make sure you are safe, comfortable and have the education you need to recover well from your surgery.  

Credentials

Board CertificationPhysician Assistant Cert - NCCPA,
NCCPA - National Commission on Certification of Ph
License
License Type
Status
State of Issue
PA22312
Physician Assistant
01/31/2018 00:00:00
California

Other Information

Accepting New PatientsAccepting new patients, referral may be required
GenderFemale
Languages SpokenEnglish
Interpreters are available upon request. Learn more at the Interpreter Services Information page
National Provider Identifier1922301522
Plan AffiliationProviders listed on the Kaiser Permanente Provider Directory are available to most members.
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My Staff

The Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Plastic Surgery team, consists of an amazing group of people that will care for you from your first visit through your last.  In the clinic, operating room and in the hospital, everyone is committed to helping you have a good experience, respecting you as an individual, and providing you with the tools to recover and lead a healthy, productive life. 

Glossary

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