Daniel J. McKernan M.D.

College: University of Notre Dame
Degree: B.S. in Chemical Engineering
Graduated in 1981

College: University of Virginia School of Engineering
Degree: M.S. in Engineering
Graduated in 1986

College: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Degree: Medical Doctor
Graduated in 1986

Hospital: University of Pittsburgh
Graduated in 1992

Fellowship – Sports Medicine Fellowship
Hospital: The Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT
Graduated in 1993

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Board Certified in July, 1996.
Certification through 2025
American Academy of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Certified through 2020

Professional Associations:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Ohio Orthopaedic Society
Ohio State Orthopaedic Association

Sports Medicine

Dr. McKernan has been in practice at the Wauseon Office since 1995.
Dr. McKernan has given many lectures throughout the United States, Spain, Italy and France on ACL Reconstruction.

Christopher J. Spieles M.D.

Dr. Spieles is a graduate of Wauseon High School, graduating in 1984.

College: University of Dayton
Degree: B.S. in Biology
Graduated in 1988

School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Degree: Medical Doctor
Graduated in 1992

Hospital: University of Cincinnati Hospital
Graduated in 1997

USAF Commission Officers Training, 1992
Operation Desert Watch, Kuwait, 2000

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Professional Associations:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Ohio State Orthopaedic Association
Ohio Orthopaedic Society

Dr. Spieles has been in practice at the Wauseon Office since 2000.

Kirk Davis, DO, FAOAO

Baldwin Wallace University
Degree: Chemistry  Graduated 1989

College: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Osteopathy  Graduated 1993

Hospital: Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Doctors Hospital Columbus Ohio
July 1994-1998

Fellowship – Sports Medicine Fellowship
Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation in Columbus, Georgia 1998-1999

Professional Associations:
Member of AOA: American Oesteopathy Association

Member of AOASM: American Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine

Member of the AOAO:  American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics

Sports Medicine

Kristen Hug PA-C

NCCPA Board Certified
Current Ohio State Physician Assistant Licensure
Current DEA License Schedule II-V
Current Ohio Certificate to Prescribe

2006-2007, The University of Nebraska, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
2001-2005, The University of Findlay, Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant Program

Employment Summary:
February, 2014 – present, FCHC Medical Care, LLC Wauseon, OH
2007- January, 2014, Promedica Physician Group Toledo, OH
2005-2007, Promedica Physician Group Defiance, OH

Physician Assistant
Provider specializing in orthopedics in a fast paced, rural center. Involved in office based patient encounters, including performing detailed history, physical exam, development and implementation of treatments plans.  Routinely performed intra-office injections, nerve blocks, and casting.

Professional Associations:
Ohio Association of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants
National Osteoporosis Foundation

Carrianne Baden NP-C

Carrianne Baden joined West Ohio Orthopedics in July 2015. Prior to pursuing her advanced degree she was employed as a Registered Nurse First Assistant in surgery at FCHC for 9 years, often working closely with Dr. McKernan and Dr. Spieles.

AmericanAcademy of Nurse Practitioners, Certified
DEA License Schedule II-V
Ohio Certificate to Prescribe
Registered Nurse, State of Ohio
Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR)

Professional Organizations
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAANP)
Association Peri-operative Registered Nurses (AORN)

The University of Toledo 2015
Master of Science in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner

Bowling Green State University 2008
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Associate Degree of Science, Nursing 2006

Nurse Practitioner
The Nurse Practitioner is a licensed practitioner whose scope of practice includes blending nursing and medical services for individuals, families, and groups. The practitioner diagnoses and manages acute and chronic conditions with an emphasis health promotion and disease prevention in collaboration with a physician. Their services include but are not limited to ordering and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests; prescribing pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies; performing detailed history, physical exam, diagnosis, and the development and implementation of a treatment plan and evaluation of patient status. Specializing in Orthopedics/Surgery the practitioner is able to assist in surgery, perform consultations in the ER, and round on inpatients postoperatively, performing injections, closed reductions, and casting.

Lindsey M. Short MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, RNFA, CNOR

College: Bowling Green Sate University
Degree: B.S. in Nursing
Graduated in  2010

College: Northwest State Community College
Degree: Associate Degree in Nursing
Graduated in 2000

College: Ohio University
Degree: Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner
Graduated in 2021

Nursing Licensure
APRN, FNP-BC ANCC Certification

Professional Certifications and Awards
June 2021- Family Nurse Practitioner-ANCC Certification
June 2011- RNFA-June 2021- Family Nurse Practitioner-ANCC Certification

March 2011-CNOR-Certification for Professional Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Practice