TOA orthopedists Michael Champine, John Early, Jim Montgomery, Scott Paschal, John Racanelli, Timothy Schacherer, Robert Scheinberg and James Sterling have all been honored by being named to D Magazine’s 2009 roster of “Best Doctors in Dallas.” This is the highest total of any orthopedic practice in the region, and one of the highest of all medical practices.
Doctors were selected by their peers. D Magazine sent a letter to nearly 4,700 local physicians, asking them to cast their vote for the best doctors in Dallas. In a confidential online poll, they were asked to name two physicians they would send their patients or loved ones to in 40 specialties. Only those with a valid Texas medical license were eligible. An outside marketing firm tallied the results, and a panel of esteemed local physicians reviewed the list prior to publication.
D Magazine is the third-most recognized media brand in Dallas and this issue is consistently the highest selling one every year. To view the complete article, please go to www.dmagazine.com.
Kendra Braselton Knowles is a board certified Physician Assistant. She has been with Texas Orthopaedic Associates since January 2003. Kendra works primarily with Timothy Schacherer, MD, who specializes in upper extremity orthopaedics.
Kendra grew up in Oklahoma City and attended the University of Oklahoma. She was accepted to the Physician Assistant program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. This program allows for experience and knowledge in multiple specialties of medicine. While attending the program, Kendra was chosen to be part of the Christian Medical and Dental Association’s mission trip to Bolivia. Graduating with honors, Kendra achieved a Master of Health Sciences as a Physician Assistant in December 2002.
Kendra is married and resides in Allen with her husband and daughter.
Kassidy grew up in Rocksprings, Texas where she was a 14-time Texas State Champion in track and cross country. She went on to run track at Baylor University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Education. Kassidy attended PA school at George Washington University in Washington, DC and graduated with a Master of Health Science and Physician Assistant Certification in 2005. After graduation, she started working with Texas Orthopaedic Associates, primarily with Dr. James Walter, who specializes in sports medicine. Kassidy also assists him with taking care of many high school teams, including serving as the Little Elm High School football team PA.
Kassidy resides in Frisco. She enjoys traveling, sports, fashion design and spending time with family and friends.
Greg Meyer, board-certified as both an Orthopedic Physician Assistant and a state-licensed Athletic Trainer, In addition to assisting the TOA physicians with surgery and patient care, Meyer works closely with local public and private schools, athletic clubs and local colleges to provide them quality sports-medicine care. Meyer works primarily with Dr.’s Montgomery, Paschal, Thornton and Payne at the Greenville facility.
As graduate of Texas Tech University and with his dual certification, Meyer brings an extensive range of invaluable experience to the position. Before joining TOA, Meyer served as the head athletic trainer at various high schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He also spent time working with collegiate and professional athletes. Most recently Greg has provided athletic training services for the 2008 USA Womens Softball Team (Bound for Beijing Tour), 2010 USA Womens Softball Team and The USA Whitewater Salam Canoe/Kayak Team in the 2007 World Championships.
A recognized and devoted leader in his field, Meyer also has distinguished himself as one of the co-founders and co-developer of the North Texas Athletic Trainers Society, serving on its inaugural board for three years. In addition, he is an examiner for the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification and the Texas Department of Health Athletic Trainers Licensing Examination.
Meyer is a member of The Association of Orthopedic Physician Assistants, The National Association of Orthopedic Technologists, The National Athletic Trainers Association, the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association and the North Texas Athletic Trainers Association.
Meyer resides in Keller and enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include running, adventure racing, and mountain biking.
David grew up in Allen, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1992 with a bachelors degree in health. Serving as an Athletic Trainer for the Texas A&M football team, he gained invaluable experience in the field of Sports Medicine. He attained certification as an orthopaedic physician assistant in 1999. David uses this knowledge and familiarity to coordinate a seamless line of communication between the Doctors of Texas Orthopaedic Associates and athletic programs at every level the DFW area and around the country. David actively participates in educational programs benefiting athletic trainers and physical therapists through the Presbyterian Sports Care Network.
David lives in Dallas with his wife Sylvia and his two children; Jacob and Isabella. Along with spending time with his family, he also enjoys running and cycling.
Darren grew up in Sherwood, Oregon. He graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1996 with a bachelors degree in biology. He then attended University of North Texas Health Sciences Center for Physician Assistant Studies and graduated in 2000. Darren is very active in his church here in Dallas including teaching and medical mission trips to Guatemala. He also works a lot with students preparing to enter the medical field.
Darren lives in Murphy with his wife Marla and his three children; Preston, Elic and Holden. Along with spending time with his family, he also enjoys basketball and softball.
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