Elizabeth Milne, PA-C, MHS

Orthopedics,Advanced Health Practitioner

Accepting new patients


Professional Profile

I have always been a caretaker at heart, and loved school. Becoming first an Occupational Therapist, and then a Physician Assistant has met my desire for continued learning in the fields of science and medicine, and allowed me to be involved in patient care for my entire career. Taking care of patients is a privilege, and I love the challenge of combining science with compassion; both parts are necessary to deliver excellent care.

I decided to become a physician assistant while working as an occupational therapist. The work was very rewarding and I loved being part of a team and learning from other professionals. Deciding to return to graduate school was the perfect next step for me as it combined my love of patient care with an expanded knowledge base in medicine. It was just the perfect choice.

As a physician assistant, I work closely with the orthopedic trauma surgeons, inpatient hospitalists, nurses, case managers and therapists. I am the orthopedic provider patients will interact with most often while in the hospital. That continuity of care between the hospital and outpatient clinic is essential. My role is to ensure that patients are transitioned from hospital post-op care to outpatient care seamlessly. There are many moving parts in trauma care, and the details are crucial. I see patients both in the hospital and in the outpatient clinic. The surgeons and I collaborate closely on every trauma patient, and after eight years of working together, I think we make a pretty good team.

The best part of my work is getting to know the patients and watching them improve. Collaborating with the surgeons, medical doctors and specialists is so interesting and I learn new things constantly. The team approach to care is a wonderful model, and one that is strongly supported here at NorthBay.

I want my patients to know that I am here to work with them and help them. It is important for me to understand what their goals are, so that I know specifically what we can do together to be sure they reach those goals. I work hard to collaborate with my patients, listen to their story and team them with kindness and respect.

Locations:

2500 Hilborn Road
Fairfield, California 94533