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ZACH M. HUDSON PA-C

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Mr. Hudson graduated from the Johnson & Wales University Physician Assistant Program and completed his undergraduate education in Biochemistry at the University of Vermont. Prior to attending Johnson & Wales, Mr. Hudson worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and also as a Medical Assistant at OrthoRI. It was through his experience as a Medical Assistant that made him realize he wanted to specialize in orthopedics. He feels honored and humbled to be a part of the OrthoRI team. His approach to patient care revolves around carefully listening to each patient and treating them on an individualized basis in order to provide exceptional care.

Mr. Hudson is a Rhode Island native who was born and raised in Hope Valley. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, playing volleyball, and spending time with his friends and family.

Education

  • Undergraduate: University of Vermont, Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, 2013
  • Graduate: Johnson & Wales University, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, 2018

Professional Associations

  • NCCPA Certified
  • AAPA Member
  • RIAPA Member
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June 9, 2021 / Spine / Zach Hudson

Neck (Cervical) and Low back (Lumbar) Muscular Strains

       Soft tissue injuries are very common and are seen frequently throughout our practice. Obtaining a good history is essential in determining whether or not the symptoms are stemming from a muscular strain.  Some individuals present with specific injuries while others do not. Common injury mechanisms include whiplash secondary to motor vehicle accidents, improper form while weightlifting, lifting heavy objects, sleeping incorrectly, etc.        There are a....

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January 29, 2020 / Healthcare Interesting / Zach Hudson

The Role of a PA (Physician Assistant)

To become eligible to apply for a physician assistant program, a bachelor’s degree is required along with specific prerequisite course requirements. In addition, most PA programs require direct patient care contact hours (average of more than 2,000 to 3,000 hours) in professions such as a paramedic, EMT, certified nursing assistant, medical assistant, medical scribe, athletic trainer, etc. prior to applying. Standardized exam scores, undergraduate major and GPA’s, interviews, extra-curricular activities, and more also play an important role in terms of being accepted into a program.

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March 28, 2019 / Back Pain Spine / Zach Hudson

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Back pain is something that many patients struggle with on a regular basis and determining the source of the pain can often be difficult. There are many overlapping clinical signs that patients present with and many potential causes for their pain.

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