Certified physician assistant Sarah Blau has joined Beaufort Memorial Orthopaedic Specialists, where she will work with board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Leland Stoddard in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of and injuries to bones and joints.
Part of the Beaufort Memorial medical staff since November, 2010, Blau was a physician assistant at the hospital’s Express Care & Occupational Health Care clinic in Okatie prior to joining the orthopedic practice.
Blau, who holds a Master of Science in physician assistant studies and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Marietta College in Ohio, came to Beaufort Memorial after three years at IHA Urgent Care in Ann Arbor, Mich. There, her PA role comprised clinical evaluation and treatment of patients both in person and virtually as well as administrative and leadership responsibilities.
Earlier she worked as a PA in urgent care and occupational health settings in Metro Detroit and in a Parkersburg, W.Va., hospital emergency department with 45,000 patient visits yearly.
Located at 300 Midtown Drive, Beaufort Memorial Orthopaedic Specialists provides a full range of care for bones and joints, specializing in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement. Along with Dr. Stoddard, the practice includes Dr. Edward Blocker and certified physician assistant Paul Schaefer. To schedule an appointment with any of the practice’s health care providers, call 843-522-7100.