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Jennifer Krick, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Jen Krick

Meet Jennifer Krick, PA-C

Jennifer Krick joins Spine Team Texas with over five years of experience in orthopedics, focusing on the spine and upper extremity conditions. Before coming to Spine Team Texas, Jennifer worked in Washington state as a Physician Assistant where she treated conditions of the neck and assisted surgeons in the operating room. Prior to starting her physician’s assistant program, Jennifer worked as a Medical Assistant in orthopedics.

Jennifer earned bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology and Biology from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. From there, Jennifer went on to acquire a Master of Science in Physician Assistant from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. Jennifer is affiliated with both the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Education & Specialties


  • Master of Science: Physician Assistant, December 2016, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA
  • Bachelor of Art: Kinesiology, May 2009, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Bachelor of Science: Biology, May 2008, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Work Experience

  • Proliance Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Physician Assistant, 2017-December 2021
  • 3 years on the PA committee where we partnered with physicians to make improvements in the practice. Also to include, coordination of scheduling, interviewing new talent, improvement to PA schedules to improve work life balance, etc.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery


  • NCCPA Board examination
  • BLS/CPR/AED – American Heart Association

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Our founder, Dr. David Rothbart, understood that people struggling with back or neck pain often fear surgery as the first option. He shared this concern, which is why he founded Spine Team Texas—to treat patients conservatively and avoid surgery as the initial solution. Dr. Rothbart’s team of carefully selected pain management experts has helped many patients find relief from their back and neck pain. Schedule your appointment today to find out how they can help you achieve your goals.
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