Meet Our Physician Assistants


Kansas City Bone & Joint utilizes the skills of physician assistants, sometimes referred to as a PA, 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.


Ann Coppage, PA-C

Ann Coppage, PA-C I am a certified Physician Assistant with Kansas City Bone & Joint, working with Dr. Clint Walker and Dr. Gerald McNamara. I became a part of this wonderful practice in January of 2011. Prior to working here, I worked at another orthopedic practice for three years.   I graduated from Truman State… Continue reading



Cameron Reyes, PA-C

Cameron Reyes, PA-C I was thrilled to join Kansas City Bone and Joint in August 2014. I am a Certified Physician Assistant working with Dr. Suzanne Elton. I graduated from University of Kansas with a Bachelors in Human Biology.  I went on to complete my Master’s in Medical Science from A.T. Still University. During the last… Continue reading



Aaron Smith, PA-C

   Aaron Smith, PA-C I joined Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in the summer of 2015. I work along side Dr. Jeff Salin, who specializes in joint reconstruction surgery. I received my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Utah State University and my Masters of Science from Rutgers University.   I enjoy working in Orthopedic… Continue reading



Barry Kentopp, P.A.-C

Barry Kentopp, P.A.-C I have worked in Medicine since 1993. I have been a Physician Assistant since 2002. I have primarily worked in Orthopedics ranging from general Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Trauma, and Total Joints. I have always enjoyed Emergency Room and Urgent Care medicine and have worked them along with my Orthopedic jobs. This experience… Continue reading



Brandon Saunders, PA-C

Brandon Saunders, PA-C I joined Kansas City Bone & Joint in January of 2018 and I work with Dr. John Bleazard.  I received a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Harding University. Prior to PA school, I worked in the field of microbiology for 13 years.   I have enjoyed getting to… Continue reading



Josef Maier, PA-C

Josef Maier, PA-C I am a board certified Physician Assistant with Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic, working with Dr. Robert Bruce.  I joined this fantastic KCBJ family in June of 2018.  Before returning to the Kansas City area, I had the great pleasure of working in orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgery for over… Continue reading