Kim Sargent, PA-C, has been a Physician Assistant for more than 17 years and Northern Arizona Orthopaedics is lucky to have her on our expert team of quality providers. Kim has a vast knowledge of medicine and is skilled in both orthopaedics and spine care. Currently, she provides specialized care in the Hand Cente,r and the Spine and Pain Center, inside the Summit Center.
HOMETOWN? I grew up in Oregon. Most of my childhood was spent in Bend, LaGrande and Colton.
BUCKET LIST ITEM? I would like to ride a dual sport bike the length of South America.
FAVORITE QUOTE? “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” – Sirus Black, The Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling
IF YOU COULD MEET ANYONE? That is such a difficult question. There are so many people I would like to meet for so many different reasons. It would be fun to meet Pink (because she seems to be such a normal person for being a rock/pop star), Martin Luther King (because he was so charismatic and believed in non-violent conflict resolution), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (because she was one of the leaders of the American Suffragist movement). Michelle Obama (because I think she is awesome), Shaun T (my favorite workout video guy, who is funny and has amazing abs).
WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING? When I am not at work, I am generally at Roller Derby practice, lifting weights, mountain biking, or having a calm moment reading with a 6 and 8-year-old.
DREAM VACATION? This is just about anywhere outdoors, riding bikes, or camping.
WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU MOST DON’T KNOW? I love to knit and read young-adult fiction.
CARE PHILOSOPHY AT NAO? The 17 years I have spent as a PA has emboldened me to give my absolute best to my patients. When patients tell me that their experience was positive or meaningful, I trace that back to my approach to care, which I believe manifests in the heart and drives the skill, technique and personal compassion found in a quality care provider.
To read Kim Sargent’s professional biography, click here.