David Fraats, PA-C, MSPAS

Board Certified Physician Assistant

David Fraats, PA-C, MSPAS

David grew up locally in Lompoc, CA, and graduated from Westmont College in 2013 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. He then worked at Sansum Clinic as a medical assistant and scribe for 4 years while preparing for PA school. David attended Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA where he graduated with a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS). During his time there he gained excellent clinical experience by volunteering with Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and completing clerkships at various Boston-area hospitals and clinics. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, David worked on the front lines caring for recovering patients at the Boston Hope field hospital.

David has held an interest in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine since his days as a high school athlete, and this passion was further developed through his experiences in PA school. He aims to help improve the quality of life of residents of Central California by providing outstanding patient care. In his spare time, David enjoys baking, running, playing board games, and adventuring with his wife, Paige.

EDUCATION

  • 2018-2020
    Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
    MS in Physician Assistant Studies
    Boston, MA
  • 2009-2013
    Westmont College
    BS in Kinesiology, Minor in Engineering Physics
    Santa Barbara, CA

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE

  • Physician Assistant Certification
    ACLS/ BLS

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Clinical Rotation Experience

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Orthopedics Sports Medicine

    Boston, MA

  • York Hospital
    Internal Medicine

    York, ME

  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital
    Pediatrics

    Northampton, MA

  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    General Surgery

    Boston, MA

  • Milford Regional Medical Center
    Women’s Health

    Milford, MA

  • New England Orthopedic Specialists
    Orthopedics

    Peabody, MA

  • MGH Everett Family Care
    Family Medicine

    Everett, MA

  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital
    Emergency Medicine

    Northampton, MA

  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital
    Psychiatry

    Northampton, MA

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2020-Present - The Spine and Orthopedic Center

    Santa Barbara, CA

  • 2020 - Partners Healthcare – Boston Hope
    Patient Care Assistant

    Boston, MA

  • 2019 - Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
    Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, Anatomy Lab

    Boston, MA

  • 2014-2018 - Sansum Clinic
    Medical Assistant/Scribe

    Santa Barbara, CA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • California Academy of Physician Assistants
  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants

FACILITY PRIVELGES

  • Carrillo Surgery Center