Maggie Bumpus, PA-C is a National Board-Certified Physician Assistant (PA). Originally from Charlotte, NC, Maggie started her career in medicine in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Harding University. She then continued her education by successfully completing the Harding University Physician Assistant Program in 2017, graduating with a master’s degree in physician assistant studies. Maggie began as a practicing PA with OrthoArkansas in March 2018 and works directly with fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Eric Gordon, in the diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder problems and sports-related injuries as well as fracture care. She is an active member of the American Association of Physician Assistants and Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants.
As a PA, she is required to complete at least 100 hours of continuing education every two years and pass a re-certifying board exam every ten years. Physician assistants are considered dependent providers and are overseen by their supervising physician and the State Medical Board. In practice PAs are considered an extension of their supervising physician. Maggie’s training as an advanced practice provider enhances the depth of knowledge, flow of communication and quality of patient care in the clinic.