Amanda Mixon (Ozanich) completed her undergraduate degree at Michigan State University with a major in Health Studies, which focused on both basic and social sciences. She then attended Physician Assistant School at the University of New England, and was trained in family medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, pediatrics, inpatient critical care, and outpatient internal medicine. She completed a rotation in rheumatology and discovered a passion for the complexity of autoimmune diseases, along with the development of novel therapies and personal bonds with patients that can last a life time.
Upon graduation from PA school, Amanda remained at the Rheumatology clinic where she completed her rotation, from 2007 – 2009. In addition to her full time career she embarked upon several opportunities; which included, teaching medical students at MSU, educating the public in regards to various autoimmune and arthritis related topics, and volunteering to provide rheumatology care to the underserved.
Amanda then moved to Colorado in 2010, along with her husband, and began to work at the Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinic of Northern Colorado with Dr. Thakor until 2013. At this time, she moved to Chicago and was privileged to have the opportunity to be the first PA in the rheumatology department at Northwestern Medicine, which allowed her to further her education in rheumatology, be involved in research, and teach both medical and PA students.
After completion of the year in Chicago, Amanda returned to Colorado and the Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinic, where she resumed her position working along with Dr. Thakor. Her primary focus is in treating inflammatory arthropathies; such as, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. She also has an interest in systemic scleroderma and lupus.
Amanda prides herself in treating each patient with compassion and empathy, as if they are a member of her family, while offering the most current and up-to-date practices. She is a member of the ARHP, a division of the American College of Rheumatology. She looks forward to continuing her interests of teaching PA students at the University of Colorado, and her outreach in the Colorado community.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys to run, hike, and play with her dog Holden.
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Fort Collins, CO 80528
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