Meet Our Nurse Practitioners


Kansas City Bone & Joint utilizes the skills of nurse practitioners, sometimes referred to as a NP or APRN, to assist in surgery and see patients in clinic.  These providers are able to evaluate, treat and prescribe medications if needed.  Many times they are able to see patients urgently the same day.


A. Laurel Short, MSN, APRN, NP-C

A. Laurel Short, MSN, APRN, NP-C I am a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Nurse Practitioner with Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic and work with Dr Atul P atel. I earned my undergraduate degree in Nursing from Luther College and my Master of Science in nursing degree from the University of Kansas. I am a board… Continue reading



Brooke Barnes, APRN

Brooke Barnes, APRN I am the nurse practitioner for Dr. Thomas Samuelson, MD. I became a part of the KCBJ team in October of 2011. Prior to joining KCBJ, I worked at Children’s Mercy Hospital for 5 years. I earned both my master’s and my bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Kansas. Go Jayhawks!… Continue reading



Lyla Masters MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CMSRN

Lyla Masters MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CMSRN   I am excited to start a brand new chapter in my life at KCBJ as Dr. Samuelson’s NP. I am a board certified Nurse Practitioner in family health, with an additional certification in medical surgical nursing. I have a bachelors degree in the science of Nursing from Missouri… Continue reading



Coreen Bisel, APRN

Coreen Bisel, APRN I work along side Dr. Gregory Lynch, specializing in knee and shoulder care.  Previously, we worked at Johnson County Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, and we joined Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinics at their newest Olathe location in 2018. 



Abby Pollock, APRN

Abby Pollock, APRN I joined Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in April of 2018.  I work alongside Dr. Clint Walker and Dr. Suzanne Elton specializing in orthopedics and upper extremity conditions.   After graduating from Shawnee Mission West, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree at Pittsburg State University and my Master of Science in Nursing at… Continue reading



Adriane Arnold, DNP, FNP-C

Adriane Arnold, DNP, FNP-C I started at Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic in December of 2017, working along side Dr. Atul Patel.  I studied at William Jewell College for my undergraduate education. 



Stephen Payne, APRN

Stephen Payne, APRN I work alongside Dr. Jeffrey Salin, DO specializing in total hip and knee surgery. I certainly enjoy working with Dr. Salin and his expertise in total hip replacement via the ASI (anterior supine intramuscular) technique which allows our patients to return to their daily lives very quickly. I became a part of the… Continue reading