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Nurse Practitioners

Kansas City Bone & Joint utilizes the skills of Nurse Practitioners, sometimes referred to as an 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

Migraines: What Works? from Laurel Short on Vimeo. I am a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Nurse Practitioner with Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic and work with Dr Atul Patel. I earned my undergraduate degree in Nursing from Luther College and my Master of... read more

Abby Pollock, APRN

I began working at Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in April, 2018. I am thrilled to be providing the highest quality orthopedic care to patients alongside my supervising physicians Dr. Suzanne Elton and Dr. J. Clinton Walker, both board certified upper extremity... read more

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.  I have degrees in Violin Performance, Music Composition, Applied Critical Thought &... read more

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... read more

Trevor Yakle, APRN

I have worked as a Nurse Practitioner for Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic since April of 2019. With a background as a registered nurse, I place a strong emphasis on patient education. I also assist in surgery, which contributes to my ability to provide continuity of... read more