John Head, PA-C is a National Board-Certified Physician Assistant (PA). A Little Rock native, he always knew that he wanted to practice medicine and help fix people. The route of a midlevel provider was more appealing to him because he got to do just that.
John earned his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas. He earned his graduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (MPAS). John began as a practicing PA with OrthoArkansas in November 2018 and works directly with Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Tad Pruitt. He is an active member of the Member of Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants (ARAPA) and Member of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).
John enjoys exercising, watching sports, playing golf and spending time with his wife Sidney and daughter Kameron.
As a PA, John 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. John's training as a midlevel provider enhances the depth of knowledge, flow of communication, and quality of patient care in the clinic.