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Lake Regional Orthopedics Welcomes Gullage

Monday, November 14, 2022
John Gullage, PA-C John Gullage, PA-C

Lake Regional Health System welcomes John Gullage, PA-C, to Lake Regional Orthopedics. He will work closely with Orthopedic Surgeon Jeffrey Mutchler, D.O., whom he has worked with previously, to provide orthopedic care both in the operating room and in the clinic at Lake Regional Orthopedics – Osage Beach, 1075 Nichols Rd., and Lake Regional Specialty Care – Lebanon, 128 E. Commercial St.

“Lake Regional Orthopedics continues to grow, and Physician Assistant John Gullage is an experienced provider who will help us continue to advance our care and serve more patients,” said John Appleby, director of Lake Regional Orthopedic Services. “We are glad to have him join our team.”

Gullage has 35 years of experience serving as a physician assistant in orthopedics.

“My role as a physician assistant is to expand and supplement the care and service of my collaborating surgeon in a way that benefits both the patient and the care team,” he said. “I am the copilot helping to fly the plane and safely getting our patients where they want to go.”

Gullage earned his physician assistant degree in 1987 from St. John’s University PA Program in Flushing Meadows, New York. He spent most of his career at Northwest Orthopedics Clinic, a division of Proliance Surgeons, in Seattle, Washington. He also has served in temporary positions to fill in for other providers throughout the United States.

Lake Regional Orthopedics has five orthopedic surgeons: Scott Hofer, D.O.; Jeff Jones, D.O; Curtis Mather, D.O.; Jeffrey Mutchler, D.O.; and Eric Varboncouer, M.D. Lake Regional’s orthopedics team also includes a foot and ankle surgeon, Cody Fox, DPM, FACFAS, and five physician assistants, Kathy Beckner, PA-C; John Gullage, PA-C; Erica Pelinski, PA-C; Brandon Reeves, MPT, PA-C; and Brian Swanson, PA-C.

To schedule an appointment, call Lake Regional Orthopedics at 573.302.3990. To learn more about orthopedic care at Lake Regional, visit lakeregional.com/Orthopedics.

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