At Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global, our highly trained doctors are expert orthopaedic specialists in the region. When you are seen by one of our experts, you know that you are being treated by an experienced doctor who is focused on and dedicated to delivering orthopaedic excellence.

Brian C. Bacot, MD, FAAOS

Ankle, Elbow, Foot, Hand, Hip, Joint Replacement & Revision, Knee, Neck, Shoulder, Spine, Sports Medicine, Wound Care, Wrist

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Alexander Lenard, MD, FAAOS

Back, Neck, Spine

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Rebecca L. Manno, MD, MHS

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis, Spondylarthritis, Scleroderma, Autoimmunity and Inflammation

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Leah Cobb, MD, FAAOS

Adult and Pediatric Trauma, Hip Neuromuscular Disorders, Peri-Acetabular Osteotomy, 3D Motion Analysis

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Artemus Flagg, MD, MPH

Interventional Pain Medicine

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Jamil Jacobs-El, MD, FAAOS

Adult Reconstruction, Trauma, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Joint Replacement

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At Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global, our Physician Assistants / Nurse Practitioners works closely with our orthopaedic doctors to provide the highest level of surgical and nonsurgical care for patients.

Physician Assistants / Nurse Practitioners are highly trained healthcare providers who work under the supervision of our orthopaedic doctors to take medical histories; conduct exams; diagnose and treat bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions; order and interpret tests, such as X-rays and MRI; prescribe medications; and assist our doctors during surgery. Our PAs are trained to recognize when patients need the attention of a supervising doctor or additional specialist.

Jennifer B. Arizu, P.A.-C.

Jennifer Arizu is a physician assistant who provides orthopaedic patient care services in a clinical setting and surgical setting. She joined Comprehe...

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Jennifer B. Arizu, P.A.-C.

Jennifer Arizu is a physician assistant who provides orthopaedic patient care services in a clinical setting and surgical setting. She joined Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in 2014, and is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Jennifer received her bachelor of science in health education from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and her master of clinical medical sciences in physician assistant studies at Barry University in St. Croix.

Credentials

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Science, Health Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2009

Graduate

  • Master of Clinical Medical Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies, Barry University, St. Croix, USVI, 2013

Certification

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Hearth Association

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants

Contact

Phone: (340) 779-2663
Office: St. Thomas, St. Croix

Bryce Smetzer, CRNP

Bryce Smetzer is a Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner who specializes in orthopaedic care services and treatment in the surgical and clinical settings...

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Bryce Smetzer, CRNP

Bryce Smetzer is a Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner who specializes in orthopaedic care services and treatment in the surgical and clinical settings. Bryce received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from Towson University, Maryland and received his Masters of Science degree from Walden University.

Bryce began his nursing career in Baltimore, MD specializing in inpatient orthopedic patient care. Bryce went on to complete multiple travel nursing assignments around the country to gain experience taking care of patients in a variety of settings, most recently atSchneider Regional Medical Center, St. Thomas USVI. Bryce has also found passion in his work outside the country and has completed three mission trips as part of a surgical team helping to deliver upper extremity surgical care to underprivileged populations of the Dominican Republic. After gaining several years of experience working with orthopaedic patients in the surgical setting, Bryce went on and graduated from his nurse practitioner program and worked in Baltimore, MD specializing in orthopaedic trauma in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Bryce joined Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in 2021 has revived his certification through American Nurses Credentialing Center. Bryce has a always had a passion for traveling and new parts of the world. Iā€™m his spare time, Bryce enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and getting outside as much as possible.

Chelsea Schafer, CRNP.

Chelsea Schafer is a Family Nurse Practitioner who provides orthopaedic patient care services in a clinical setting and surgical setting. Chelsea rece...

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Chelsea Schafer, CRNP.

Chelsea Schafer is a Family Nurse Practitioner who provides orthopaedic patient care services in a clinical setting and surgical setting. Chelsea received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of South Carolina Honors College in Columbia, South Carolina and received her doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Chelsea began her career working as a nurse at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland during which she received her certification as a trauma certified registered nurse. Chelsea also worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Maryland, Baltimore while enrolled in her doctoral program.

Chelsea joined Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in 2020, and is certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys paddle boarding, snorkeling, and is currently working on her scuba certification.