Thomas R. Westphal, MD, MBA, CPE
Dr. Westphal has enjoyed a career of Orthopedic Surgery in Lancaster County for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University where he also completed his residency. In addition, Dr. Westphal served in the US Navy. He was the Medical Officer on the USS Trenton and was stationed at the Pensacola Naval Regional Medical Center. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
His most recent accomplishment is a Masters in Business Administration — Medical Services Management from Johns Hopkins University in December of 2012. He also passed the rigorous exam to become a Certified Physician Executive.
Brian T. Brislin, MD
Dr. Brislin brings ten years of experience in general orthopedics and sports medicine to Westphal Orthopedics. A graduate of the University of Scranton and Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Brislin is Board Certified and completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Mississippi Sports and Orthopedic Center in Jackson, MS. He is particularly attuned to the unique stresses and demands that athletes face, young or old.
Carl E. Becker, MD
Dr. Becker is also a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Thomas Jefferson University. Board Certified and an experienced orthopedic surgeon, he has practiced in the Lancaster area for over 15 years. He completed a Fellowship in adult reconstruction and sports medicine at the Rothman Institute. Dr. Becker specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee as well as general orthopedics.
Jessica M. Fittipaldi, PA-C
Jessica is a graduate of St. Francis University, Loretto, PA with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Sciences. She is Certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. While studying at St. Francis, Jessica did her surgical rotation with Dr. Westphal. She chose orthopedics as her career path and has been with Dr. Westphal since 2006. With Dr. Westphal as her mentor, Jessica has become an integral part of the patient experience in the office as well as in the operating room.
Jessica is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Sciences. She is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Prior to working with Drs. Becker and Brislin, Jess spent several years working at the Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute in Northwest Indiana.
Trista is a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Health. Five years ago, she began her healthcare career and has been with Dr. Westphal ever since. Trista is passionate about ocean conservation including shark preservation. She enjoys spending time with her three amazing dogs, playing indoor soccer, snorkeling, doing crafts and being with family and friends.
Tracie has specialized in healthcare billing for over 19 years. She is a Certified Professional Coder as well as having certification as a Medical Insurance Specialist. She has been doing Orthopedic coding and billing since 1998. Tracie has worked with Dr. Westphal for 9 of her healthcare years. Her expertise as Billing Supervisor with Westphal Orthopedics has significantly reduced the costs associated with medical billing for our office. Tracie loves traveling to tropical locations, antique collecting and spoiling her grandchildren.
Joe started his healthcare career in billing and quickly advanced to supervisor of front office operations. He has been with Dr. Westphal over four years. During that time he met and recently married our physician assistant, Jessica (Wanchalk) Fittipaldi. Joe has many outside interests and little time to pursue them as he continues his education toward a degree in Business Administration.
JK attended Millersville University and graduated from Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences with a degree as a Radiology Technician. Certified through the American Registry of Radiology Technologists, she has shared her experience with Dr. Westphal patients for over 5 years. Jess was an integral part of establishing radiology services within Westphal Orthopedics. Hiking, swimming, shopping, watching movies and spending time with her family are just a few of the things that JK enjoys.
Gaile is a graduate of Elizabethtown College with a certificate in Healthcare Administration. More than 12 of her 34 years in healthcare have been spent as the administrative assistant and surgical scheduler for Dr. Westphal. With nine grandchildren and her passion for knitting, Gaile doesn’t have a whole lot of spare time!
Stacey is the newest member of the Westphal Orthopedics team and has seven years of experience in the healthcare field. She attended The Art Institute of York for Interior Design and received her degree in Radiography from Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is certified by the American Registry of Radiology Technologists. Stacey enjoys baking, interior decorating, walking her 2 dogs and spending time with family and friends. She is a welcome addition to our team!
Sue is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and has 30+ years of healthcare experience ranging from Pediatrics to Family Practice and various specialty practices. She has been with Dr. Westphal for over 6 years and was instrumental in establishing Westphal Orthopedics in 2014. In her spare time, Sue enjoys reading, spending time with family and strolling the beaches of Brigantine, NJ.