Dr. Patrick McCulloch: Orthopedic Surgery: Houston, TX

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Laura Fertak, PA-C

About Laura

Laura Fertak is a long-time Houstonian who is one of the most experienced Physician Assistants in the Medical Center. She graduated Texas A&M University and received her advanced PA degree from UTMB, graduating with honors and a member of Alpha Eta Society. She has worked in healthcare for nearly 30 years beginning with orthopedic oncology, authoring a chapter on bone tumors, and returned to sports medicine orthopedics in 2005. She is often able to evaluate acutely injured patients same day, order the necessary imaging including X-rays and MRI, perform injections and initiate physical therapy. She also assists in the operating room and with all aspects of pre and post-operative care. Laura is a member of several physician assistant professional organizations including the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery.



Sports Injuries

Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder Instability
Meniscus Tear
Cartilage Injuries
Elbow Surgery