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Alyssa Hendrix, PA-C, MSPAS

Physician Assistant

Alyssa Hendrix, PA-C, MSPAS

Alyssa grew up in a rural community in Central Illinois. After graduating from high school, she attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Chemistry. During her undergraduate years, she participated in research and was involved in her sorority’s academics and two philanthropies that focused on supporting children’s medical needs and making hearing aid services more accessible. Prior to graduate school, she earned her clinical hours working as a medical scribe in an orthopedic clinic. This is where her passion for orthopedics first began!

Alyssa was accepted into the Physician Assistant graduate program at Saint Louis University in Missouri. During her clinical training, she completed nine rotations at numerous hospitals and clinics throughout Missouri and Illinois, including rural, medically underserved areas. She also volunteered at a Health Resources Clinic committed to providing free health care services. After receiving her Master of Medical Science degree, she moved to California to start her career as a Physician Assistant.

Alyssa is excited to be a part of The Spine and Orthopedic Center community, and is looking forward to providing exceptional patient care to all. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys hiking, going to the beach, interior decorating, and traveling with her twin sister.


  • 2018-2020
    Saint Louis University
    M.M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies
    Saint Louis, MO
  • 2013-2017
    Southern Illinois University
    BS in Biological Sciences, Minor in Chemistry
    Carbondale, IL


  • Physician Assistant Certification #1171922
  • California State Medical Board License #58368
  • DEA Controlled Substance License
  • ACLS


Clinical Rotation Experience

  • Saint Louis University Hospital
    Vascular Surgery
    Saint Louis, MO
  • Saint Louis University Hospital
    Emergency Medicine
    Saint Louis, MO
  • Kirby Medical Center
    Family Medicine
    Monticello, IL
  • Saint Louis University Hospital
    Internal Medicine
    Saint Louis, MO
  • SIHF Healthcare
    Family Medicine
    Granite City, IL
  • Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital/St. Mary’s Hospital
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    Saint Louis, MO
  • Sana Lake Recovery Center
    Behavioral Health
    Dittmer, MO
  • Carle Hospital/St. Mary’s Hospital
    Women’s Health
    Champaign, IL
  • Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
    Saint Louis, MO


  • 2021-Present - The Spine and Orthopedic Center
    Physician Assistant

    Santa Barbara,CA

  • 2017-2018 - Christie Clinic, Orthopedics
    Medical Scribe

    Champaign, IL

  • 2014-2017 - Kirby Medical Center, Med Surg
    Nursing Assistant

    Monticello, IL


  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Missouri Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) / Basic Life Support (BLS)