Faith Marquardt, PA-C is a National Board-Certified Physician Assistant (PA). Originally from the Chicagoland area, Faith graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Grove City College near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She spent the next two years working as a nursing assistant on a neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery floor in Pittsburgh. She then continued her education by successfully completing the Harding University Physician Assistant Program in 2018, graduating with a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Faith began as a practicing PA with OrthoArkansas in January 2019 and works directly with fellowship-trained conservative and interventional spine care physician, Dr. Stephen Paulus, in the diagnosis and treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine problems. She is an active member of the American Association of Physician Assistants and Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants.
In her free time, Faith enjoys hiking, attending concerts and musicals, and traveling with her friends and family. She is also very involved at Fellowship Bible Church where she leads a discipleship group for young adults.
As a PA, Faith is required to complete at least 100 hours of continuing education every 2 years and pass a re-certifying board exam every ten years. PAs are overseen by their supervising physician and the Arkansas State Medical Board. In practice, PAs are considered an extension of their supervising physician. Faith’s training as an advanced practice provider enhances the depth of knowledge, flow of communication, and quality of patient care in the clinic.