Community Memorial is thrilled to introduce its newest addition to the orthopedic practice, Frank J. Walczak IV, PA-C, ATC, CSCS. Mr. Walczak joins as a Physician Assistant with a strong foundation in orthopedics and athletic training with a commitment to delivering exceptional patient care. He will work alongside Dr. Richelle Takemoto to enhance the scope and quality of orthopedic services offered at Community Memorial.
Frank Walczak is a recent graduate receiving a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training from the State University of New York at Cortland, Mr. Walczak brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice.
He holds multiple national certifications, including a NCCPA Certified Physician Associate (PA-C) certification, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Mr. Walczak is also licensed as a New York State Physician Associate and holds certifications in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and First Aid from the American Heart Association.
“We are excited to enhance the growth of our Orthopedic Center at Community Memorial and remain steadfast in our commitment to providing the highest quality of care. Frank’s addition enables us to broaden access to orthopedic services, and his extensive background in sports and athletic training greatly enriches our team’s capabilities,” stated Dr. Richelle Takemoto, Orthopedic Surgeon at Community Memorial.
In addition to his professional qualifications, Mr. Walczak is an active member of professional organizations, including the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).
Mr. Walczak’s clinical experience includes rotations in various medical fields, such as Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Orthopedics. In these rotations, he built proficiencies in wound closures, joint injections, casting, splinting, and joint aspiration, making him a valuable addition to our orthopedic team.
Before joining Community Memorial, Mr. Walczak worked as an Athletic Trainer at Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics in Skaneateles, where he provided athletic training services in high school and junior collegiate settings. He also assisted with rehabilitation, created personalized exercise training programs, and supported orthopedic providers as a Physician Extender.
Community Memorial is excited to have Frank J. Walczak IV, PA-C, ATC, CSCS, as part of the orthopedic team and looks forward to the positive impact he will have on patients’ orthopedic care. He is now accepting appointments and can be reached at the following contact information: Orthopedic office at 315-824-7040 or visit us at www.communitymemorial.org/services/orthopedics