Robert DeCaro, MMS, BSBA, PA-C joined us in the Spring of 2018, and has been a welcome addition to our practice. He has been treating patients with chronic pain for years, and is specialized in the treatment of spine and orthopedic pain syndromes.
Robert has more education than most Physician Assistants. He has a Masters of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies as well as a Bachelors in Business Administration. After his initial PA studies, he completed an additional year-long Orthopedic Physician Assistant Surgical Residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. He has been first assist in the operating room for hundreds of spine and orthopedic surgeries, so he has an intimate knowledge of the spine and joints. Before completing his Physician Assistant training, Robert already had considerable patient care experience during his years as a Respiratory Therapist and Naval Hospital Corpsman.
Robert is fluent in Spanish, and is known to be a good listener. He genuinely cares about each of his patients. He is an expert in trigger point, joint, and bursa injections, and has found these therapies can help reduce the need for opiates and other pain medications. In his free time, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and shuttling his four children around to their various activities. He is passionate about pediatric cancer awareness and has been an active contributor to supportthekid.org