Mid-Level Providers

At LOG, we utilize a team approach that allows for the highest quality service and treatment. An integral part of the team are our physician assistants, who are an extension of the care and subspecialty services our physicians provide. They are therefore required to maintain a specialized knowledge in the area of expertise that their supervising physician focuses on, including procedures performed. The physicians and PAs work together to offer a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan to return you quickly to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Physician Assistants

The national board examination required of all PA graduates is based in primary care, which is the basis of the PA education curriculum. PAs can specialize in two manners: after completing PA school, a graduate can enroll and complete a post graduate program for a particular specialty, or the graduate PA can align with a specialized physician who is willing to mentor him or her in the physician’s area of expertise.

PAs are licensed professionals who practice medicine with physician supervision. Orthopedic surgeons who supervise PAs delegate a wide range of responsibilities to them. Typical PA duties include performing comprehensive histories and physical exams prior to surgery, ordering and interpreting lab tests, and assisting in surgery. PAs first assist and perform surgical tasks as directed by their supervising physician. Postoperatively, PAs conduct hospital rounds, write orders, take call, help formulate and implement therapeutic treatment plans for patients, and dictate discharge summaries. PAs also order and prescribe medications and orthopedic devices within the limits of state law.


Julie E. Adams PA-C

A Certified Physician Assistant, Julie is a 2012 graduate of Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program where she received her Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies (and was named to the Graduate Dean’s List). Prior to her studies at Arcadia, she graduated summa cum laude from Lebanon Valley College where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Julie was a member of Phi Alpha Epsilon, the Lebanon Valley College Scholar Society, as well as a member of Beta Beta Beta, the National Biological Honor Society.

Julie has worked as an operating room volunteer assistant at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon as well as a skilled nursing unit volunteer assistant at Muncy Valley Hospital in Muncy, Pennsylvania.

Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Julie is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


Leonard A. Berry, PA-C

Leonard is a 2010 graduate of Marywood University in Scranton where he received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies as well as a citation in Clinical Excellence. Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Leonard was a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard (1992-2002). In 2000, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Bloomsburg University. He received his certification in Medical Technology also in 2000 from the Scranton Medical Technology Consortium.

Leonard is certified by the NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants).


Adrienne L. Carnahan, PA-C

Adrienne is a Certified Physician Assistant and a 2009 graduate of Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program. Prior to receiving her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, she received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience degree with a minor in chemistry from Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Adrienne comes to Lancaster Orthopedic Group after working at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut as an orthopedic physician assistant for three years. She also worked as a mental health worker at The Windham Center Mental Health Services in Bellows Falls, Vermont before becoming a physician assistant.

Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Adrienne is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


Kimberly K. McDonald Flood, PA-C

Kimberly is a 2004 graduate of Lebanon Valley College, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to work as a laboratory technician at Drs. May-Grant Associates before enrolling at Barry University in Miami, Florida, to complete her physician assistant studies. She graduated in 2010 with a Masters of Clinical Medical Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies and earned a Dean’s Award for top 10 in GPAs.

Upon graduating from her physician assistant program, Kimberly worked as a physician assistant at a family practice in Juno Beach, Florida for 5 years, before deciding to return home to Central Pennsylvania in 2016.

Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Kimberly is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is also Certified in Phlebotomy.


Travis L. Homan, PA-C

Travis completed his Physician Assistant studies at Touro College in New York City after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA.

Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Travis is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the Physician Assistant Education Association.


Tracie L. Kortright, MPAS, PA-C

Tracie Kortright, a native of Lancaster County, has been a physician assistant since 2001. After completing her high school education at Lampeter-Strasburg, she attended Lebanon Valley College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical Psychology.

During her last two years of college, and an additional year following graduation, Tracie completed an independent research project on sepsis at Hershey Medical Center. Her research has been published in the medical journals Shock and The American Journal of Physiology.

Tracie’s research led her to pursue a physician assistant education at Saint Francis University where she received a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Sciences in 2001. After 4 years of assisting seven surgeons at Orthopedic Consultants in a wide range of orthopedic procedures, she teamed with Dr. Raymond Dragann in 2005. She has developed a special interest in joint replacement, shoulder arthroscopy and fracture care. Tracie is very excited to continue providing experienced physician assistant services in the clinic and operating room with Dr. Dragann at Lancaster Orthopedic Group.

Tracie is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.


Ranae L. McPhail, PA-C

Ranae is a 1996 honor graduate of Cowley County Community College (Kansas) where she received an Associate of Science Degree in Pre-Medicine. She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Services Organization and Policy as well as a Bachelor of Science as a Physician Assistant from Wichita State University, both in 1999. She joined Orthopedic Consultants in 2000, which became part of LOG in 2011.

Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), Ranae is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and an associate member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants. She is a certified provider of BLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).

Ranae has developed special interest in osteoarthritis of the knees and hips, osteoporosis and general orthopedics. She works closely with Dr. Renz.


Jillian M. Tallarico, PA-C

Jillian is a 2012 graduate of King’s College in Wilkes Barre, PA, where she received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She also completed her undergraduate studies at King’s College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Studies.

Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Jillian is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.


Brian R. Walters, PA-C

Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA along with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Athletic Training from Penn State University in University Park, PA.

Brian is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Along with being ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support) certified, he is also a certified and state licensed athletic trainer.