Advanced Practice Providers
Physician Associates & Nurse Practitioners
MEET THE TEAM
MADDIE FUGATE, PA-C
Maddie Fugate went to the University of Central Missouri for her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Community Health. She received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Wichita State University.
Maddie loves helping motivate patients to achieve their goals for recovery. She is also passionate about providing excellent patient education.
Maddie works alongside Dr. Matt Cullen in surgery and clinic.
GEORGIE GONZALEZ, MSN, RNFA, FNP-BC
Georgina Gonzalez received her master’s degree from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN.
Georgie loves plastics because of the variety of procedures, patient needs, and teaching aspects. “Much like every other specialty in medicine, plastics are always evolving and growing.”
Georgie works alongside Dr. Jeff Colyer in surgery and clinic.
NATALIE KETZNER, APRN-BC
Natalie Ketzner graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Nursing. She obtained a Masters of Science in Nursing for Nurse Practitioner from Graceland University and is credentialed through ANCC.
Natalie works alongside Dr. Eckland in clinic and surgery.
JESSICA CULLEN, PA-C
Jessica went to Kansas State for her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. She continued her education at Wichita State, where she got her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies.
Jessica works alongside Dr. Witte in clinic and sugery.
BRIAN CALLAHAN, MSN, APRN-C, FNP-C
Brian Callahan went to Kansas City Kansas Community College and the University of Kansas for his undergraduate degree in nursing. He received his master’s degree in nursing from the University of Central Missouri.
Brian works alongside our physicians in the surgical care setting.
SARAH COMEGYS, PA-C
Sarah Comegys went to Southwest Missouri State University for her undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. She received her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from Missouri State University.
Sarah loves patient education. She is a big proponent of patients being an advocate for themselves and taking an active role in their healthcare.
Sarah works alongside Dr. Matt Daggett.
MEGHAN KOCH, APRN
Meghan Koch received her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2009 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is board-certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and brings broad experience in family practice, retail healthcare, emergency medicine, and orthopedics.
Meghan works alongside Dr. Michael Dempewolf.
CARLY M. PAYNE, PA-C
Carly Payne received her Bachelor’s in Biology from Missouri Southern State University in 2013. At Missouri Southern, she played 4 years of collegiate soccer. With an obvious passion for orthopedics and healing injuries, she went on to PA school at Oklahoma City University.
Carly is a part of our Spine team, working alongside Dr. Stephanie de Vere in both clinic and surgery.
LACEY PEREZ, PA-C
Lacey Perez went to Kansas State University, obtaining a major in Health Sciences and a secondary major in Gerontology. She went on to Physician Associate school at Wichita State University.
Lacey works alongside Dr. Tim Roberts in both clinic and surgery.
HANNAH YOXALL, MPAS, PA-C
Hannah Yoxall went to the University of Kansas and obtained a degree in exercise science. She then went to Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, for her physician associate degree.
Hannah works alongside Dr. Palmer in both clinic and surgery.
QUALITY ORTHOPEDIC CARE
Orthopedic Physician Associates (PAs or PA-C for those with certifications) and Nurse Practitioners are essential to our practice and patient care. Sometimes called Mid-Levels, Physician Extenders, or Advanced Practice Providers, these team members act under the supervision of our doctors.
Sano Advanced Practice Providers have a focus and passion for orthopedics. They are typically paired with one of our orthopedic surgeons to help manage consistency of care. They work either in clinic and/or surgery to provide quality care for our patients.