Physician Assistants

Our Physician Assistants are critical to our operations at Westphal Orthopedics. With thousands of hours of training and years of experience, our PAs manage treatment plans, prescribe medications and assist in diagnosing conditions. They also provide critical assistance in the operating room with our surgeons.
Jessica Fittipaldi, PA-C

Jessica Fittipaldi, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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 Clouser, PA-C

Jessica Clouser, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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.
Rienna Fulmer, PA-C

Rienna Fulmer, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Although you won’t find Rienna in the office anymore, you may get a chance to speak to her on the phone if you call (for an urgent issue) after hours. After having her third child, Rienna decided that her days of seeing patients in the office or assisting in the operating room were at an end,

Rienna is a graduate of Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with a masters in Physician Assistant studies and a Bachelor of Medical Studies degree. She is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physcian Assistants. Prior to joining Westphal Orthopedics, Rienna gained valuable experience in family medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery.