Abby Hoover, PA-C developed a passion for orthopedic medicine at a young age. Time spent as a child with her pediatric orthopedist and injuries sustained during her softball career are what sparked Abby’s interest.
While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in biology, Abby had the opportunity to shadow two physician assistants working in joint replacement and sports medicine. That opportunity solidified her love for orthopedic medicine and following graduation, Abby worked for 3 years as a certified nursing assistant caring for patients undergoing orthopedic trauma and elective surgeries. During PA school, Abby’s love for orthopedic medicine grew stronger and during her clinical year she did an elective rotation in pediatric orthopedics. After graduating from PA school, Abby was overjoyed to join the Great Plains Orthopaedics team.
Having grown up an athlete, Abby enjoys that orthopedics is a team based field of medicine where patients and providers alike must work together to achieve the best possible patient outcome. Abby understands how orthopedic injuries can impact a patient’s quality of life and her goal as a provider is to help patients of all ages heal and get back to normal day to day life activities.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, softball, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, St. Louis Blues hockey, caring for her two cats, reading, music, and being outdoors.
Family: Abby is newly married and enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats, Percy and Artemis.
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Graduate 2019 – 2021
- South College (Knoxville, TN)
- M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies
Undergraduate 2012 – 2016
- Blackburn College (Carlinville, IL)
- B.A. in Biology, summa cum laude