NAO is a leader in surgical and non-surgical hand, wrist and elbow care

Nearly every activity requires the use of our hands, so when conditions or injuries keep us from performing even the most basic tasks at home, work or play, it’s important to find a quality care specialist. At the Hand Center, our team has extensive experience evaluating and treating both minor and complex conditions. Through non-surgical and surgical treatment options, they help patients overcome pain and debilitation. The team of surgeons and Physician Assistants (PAs) enable patients to return to work, perform routine chores again and resume the activities they love.


The Hand Center team also specializes in wide-awake, no local anesthesia, no tourniquet WALANT surgery. General anesthesia is not used, so patients are not sedated. Patients stay awake for their surgery and there is no pain from a tourniquet. This translates to a lower-cost surgery for patients, faster recovery and an overall better experience.  Learn more about this advanced technique HERE


  • FLAGSTAFF – Dr. Mark Mellinger and physician assistant Amanda Matje, PA-C, make up the Hand Center team in Flagstaff. Joining this August will be Peter Gibson, MD
  • PRESCOTT VALLEY – Dr. Mellinger and Jamie Pearson, PA-C care for patients in the Prescott Valley clinic (3200 Windsong Drive in the Windsong Medical Plaza).
  • SEDONA – Starting in August, Peter Gibson, MD will be providing hand care in our Sedona clinic location. 

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