ATC Spotlight: Rhianna Stepler-Camp
Rhianna is a medical assistant for Dr. Laura Matsen Ko, a joint replacement surgeon here at OPA. Working here for the past three years, Rhianna and Dr. Matsen Ko have become a great team. In her time here, she has also worked her way up to the clinical lead position, overseeing operations for the clinical staff.
She went to school at Chapman University in California, where she majored in athletic training. While there, she was also a collegiate softball player and a member of the Student Athletic Training Association. Being a collegiate athlete herself, she is energized by a career that allows her to combine her love of athletics with the satisfaction of providing great healthcare.
As an ATC, Rhianna loves to cover all sports, but specifically loves football, lacrosse, softball/baseball. She’s assessed injuries such as concussions, dislocations, ligamentous injuries, and fractures. On the weekends, you can find her in the backcountry mountaineering and trail running!
When asked how athletic training prepared her for her current position at OPA she said, “athletic trainers have a very intense course-load. We take anatomy, physiology, kinesiology as well as classes in upper extremity and lower extremity injuries, and rehabilitation. An orthopedic office provides a great way for me to use my education. I can convey pertinent information on patients clearly and concisely to my physician, allowing her to spend more time with our patients. It’s also an amazing way for me to continue learning every day alongside some of the most respected orthopedic surgeons in Seattle”.
“Athletic training has given me the tools and education that allow me to effectively give thorough and personalized care to our patients.”