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Chelsea Lawrance, PA-C, ATCPhysician Assistant

Chelsea Lawrance

“As a Physician Assistant, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care to patients of all ages.”

While finishing my undergraduate studies in Athletic Training, I decided I wanted to expand my scope of practice and further pursue medicine. Being a Physicians Assistant allows me to work hand-in-hand with physicians and be an integral part of the health care team. As an orthopedic PA, I can evaluate, diagnose and treat a variety of orthopedic complaints while working with a supervising physician. I also have the privilege to assist surgeons in the operating room.

Furthermore, I am a certified Athletic Trainer and have experience working with a variety of sports teams including football, soccer, hockey, baseball, volleyball and many more. With my sports medicine background, I enjoy helping patients of any age get back to an active lifestyle. I take pleasure in taking the time to speak to each patient on an individual level and help them reach their recovery goals. I currently work directly with Dr. Christian Heywood and enjoy working together with him to ensure that our patients are happy and healthy.

Outside of being a Physician Assistant, I enjoy playing soccer, attending sporting events of all kinds and cooking with my husband. Being a Southern California native and growing up surfing in the Orange County breaks, you can find me at the (cold!) NorCal beaches and being active outside in our beautiful California weather.

Works With Dr. Christian Heywood

  • California State University, Long Beach – Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, 2012
  • Western University of Health Sciences – Master of Science Physician Assistant, 2017
Background Experience
  • NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant
  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • California Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant in Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Board of Pediatrics
  • North American Spine Society
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