Heather and her family have enjoyed being part of the East Texas community since 1999. She has been a physician assistant for Dr. Claire Tibiletti and Dr. James Michaels since 2013.
In 1994, she graduated from University of North Alabama with BS degree in professional biology for undergraduate studies. She received her physician assistant degree at UAB – School of Health-related Professions in the Surgical PA program in 1997.
As a Physician Assistant living in Alabama and Georgia, Heather gained 3.5 years of experience assisting in both orthopedic surgery and a clinical experience. After her time in Georgia, she moved to Tyler and focused on rehab medicine for 13 years in both a hospital and clinical environment.
With a wealth of knowledge and diverse skills, she now calls Azalea Orthopedics her home. Since joining Azalea in 2013, she has focused on Pain Management. Heather is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to her patient’s that includes: medication management, trigger-point injections, joint/ bursa injections, patient education and making the appropriate referral for diagnostic testing, physical therapy and surgical consultation if indicated.
Other interests include spending time with her husband and three sons, exercising at her local YMCA, visiting family and friends, and singing on the Praise Team at her church.