Our Clinical Team

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are qualified to work directly with patients, diagnosing and managing common problems and managing patient conditions. Nurse practitioners are authorized to perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, write prescriptions and offer patient counseling and education. Many patients use NPs as their primary healthcare providers. NPs are generally found to be good listeners who are able to spend more time with patients, listening and answering questions.

Anna Christie, FNP-C

Anna Christie, FNP-C

Anna Christie

Anna is the newest Family Nurse Practitioner to our practice. As an American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certified FNP at Southern Oregon Orthopedics, Anna performs injections, prescribes physical therapy and treats orthopedics injuries and issues of all kinds. She works as a first assist with our surgeons and is able to refer patients to surgery, should the need arise. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Masters of Nursing at Graceland University. After working as an ICU charge nurse and PACU nurse at ARRMC and then at Providence Medical Group as a Primary Care Provider, we are happy to have Anna join our collaborative care team here at Southern Oregon Orthopedics.

"It gives me a sense of well-being to help people to become the healthiest they can be to have a more fulfilling life."

When not at work, Anna enjoys spending time with her family which includes 3 grandchildren and spending time outdoors running, hiking, and skiing.

Daniel Coontz, FNP

Daniel Coontz, FNP

Daniel Coontz

Daniel is a Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). His background includes experience in Urgent Care and Pediatric ER. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Utah. He earned his Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and was recognized by the faculty as the “Most Outstanding” Nurse Practitioner student of his class. From 1995 to 97, Daniel spent two years in Portugal on a church mission. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1994.

Daniel has a passion for orthopedics and enjoys working with children. He loves his profession because it allows him to individually care for his patients while working within a team focused on improving health and happiness.

When not at work, Daniel enjoys time with his wife and three children. They love the outdoors including camping, hiking, biking, and beachcombing. Daniel also enjoys antiquing, woodworking, skeet shooting, and fishing. He is an avid sports enthusiast, especially for PAC-12 football and European league soccer. Daniel played soccer at the club level from age four through his time in college. "My family and I could not be happier to join this community and be serving the people of this region".

Richard Lotz, FNP

Richard Lotz, FNP

Richard Lotz

Mr. Lotz an active Nurse Practitioner since 1996, MrLotz has practiced in a variety of clinical and hospital settings settings including Emergency Medicine, multi-specialty group practices and orthopedic specialty practice. Qualified to see all ages and types of patients, Mr. Lotz has a particular interest in sports medicine. He works as a critical member of the care team at Southern Oregon Orthopedics, providing treatment, care and referrals for patients with orthopedic injuries and ailments of all types.

A resident of Southern Oregon since 1997, Mr. Lotz serves as the Medical Advisor for Rogue Valley Pop Warner Football and as a board member of Phoenix-Talent Pop Warner Football while also serving as the primary medical provider for the athletic programs at North Medford High School, South Medford High School, Crater High School, Phoenix High School and St. Mary’s High School. He is the team medical provider for Southern Oregon University men’s and women’s rugby clubs and a medical consultant and provider for USA Rugby.

Henry “Hank” Read, RN, FNP, PA-C

Henry “Hank” Read, RN, FNP, PA-C

Henry “Hank” Read

Hank Read was born in San Francisco, California and spent the majority of his professional career in Fresno, California. He has been a registered nurse since 1976, and was employed at a Level 1 trauma center for 19 years. While there he took care of post-op surgical patients as well as burn center patients. He spent 6 years in the emergency room as a shift supervisor and mobile intensive care nurse. During that time he also served on the ethics committee addressing conflicts in medical management. He worked 8 years in a surgical intensive care unit I trauma unit.

Hank became a nurse practitioner in 1993. As a nurse practitioner, his work has been primarily in general orthopedics – 2 years at a children’s hospital performing pediatric orthopedics, 4 years in a spine surgery practice, and approximately 6 years at a busy joint replacement and revision practice. Most of his time has been spent seeing patients in the clinic and performing as first assist in surgery. Once in Oregon, Hank took the national boards and became a Physician Assistant. He spent 2 1/2 years working with Asante Physician’s Partners doing general orthopedics, and has happily been with Paragon Orthopedics since October 2014.

Hank says, “I take great pride in being part of a forward thinking team using advanced techniques in sports medicine and joint replacement procedures. It is very gratifying to care for our patients in a practice where our post-operative outcomes are second to none. Our close knit team strives to care for our patients with an emphasis on professionalism, compassion, and dedication to excellence.”