Leading her patients through grit and determination, Angela Styles has witnessed miraculous recoveries in patients during her time as a physician assistant in orthopedics and hand surgery.
Styles earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, and a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies, with distinction, from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received professional associations in Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS) and American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), and she is board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Styles assists with patients in orthopedic cases ranging from trauma situations to painful arthritis. She was inspired to go into the field of medicine after the exceptional experience and comfort she received from her primary care doctor. She quickly dove into learning more about the role of a physician assistant, and immediately knew that was the route she wanted to pursue.
Her job satisfaction comes from the success stories of her patients. “Seeing patients go from believing they would never regain function or dealing with severe pain or immobility, and then seeing them get up and walk out of the office and return to their job is incredible,” she says, “just knowing you’re giving them back their quality of life.”
Styles grew up in a small town in Nebraska. She is married and has four children— two boys and two girls. Her husband coaches track and cross country at Midwestern State University. After experiencing the effects of her daughter’s health problems, she knew she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others through comfort and care. In her free time, Styles loves golfing and boating with her family. When they get the opportunity to travel, they enjoy hiking and skiing in the mountains of Lake Tahoe, and feeling the sand beneath their feet in Destin, Florida.
Being present and active with her family is what motivates Styles in her work at United Regional. She is an advocate for helping her patients live out healthy lifestyles. Every day, she comes to work with that mindset, and creates a positive impact on the individuals at United Regional.