Amanda Peña is the Practice Coordinator and Executive Assistant to Dr. LaPrade. She grew up in Vail and joined our team after working in physical therapy for over 10 years. Her background makes her the perfect liaison between patient and physician. Amanda is the initial contact for all patients and works with each patient to coordinate office visits, surgeries and all other patient needs. Amanda’s responsibilities also include coordinating personal and research related events for Dr. LaPrade.
Aimee Filiault – Clinic Scheduler for Dr. LaPrade Aimee is readily available to assist all Dr. LaPrade’s patients with their scheduling needs. She contacts patients to schedule immediate postoperative visits along with recheck or reevaluation office visits. Aimee is also available to answers questions pertaining to frequently asked insurance questions. Aimee joined The Steadman Clinic in November 2011 and excelled at her position as Patient Representative as her background from The Ritz-Carlton provided exceptional service to all patients during their healing process. When Dr. LaPrade had the opportunity, he asked Aimee to join his team as his clinic scheduler. Team LaPrade is complete with a clinic scheduler dedicated solely to Dr. LaPrade’s practice.
Aimee moved to the Vail Valley in 2002. When Aimee is not working she enjoys spending time with her family; whether it be traveling or just enjoying the outdoors.
Laurie Wohlt, PT, DPT, OCS joined our team as a Physical Therapist and comes to us from New London, Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She further performed an Orthopaedic Residency through Evidence in Motion in conjunction with earning her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy at Regis University. Working closely with physicians, surgeons and therapists in Vail she specializes in Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine with a special interest in the knee.
Nick DePhillipo, ATC, OTC, CSCS is the Athletic Trainer for Dr. LaPrade and completed The Steadman Clinic athletic training fellowship in 2016. Nick oversees clinical duties and serves as liaison between patients and physical therapists for postoperative rehabilitation. He also acts as a first assistant in all surgical cases and is responsible for research pertaining to clinical outcomes. Nick is originally from Margate, New Jersey. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training at Rowan University in 2013 and his Master’s of Science degree in Advanced Athletic Training in 2015 from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He is an avid surfer and ice hockey player and enjoys visiting back home when he can, spending time with family and friends. Nick is very excited for this opportunity and continuing his practice at The Steadman Clinic.
Michelle Ziegler, PA-C Michelle is originally from Minnesota and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota and her Master of Science degree at Albany Medical College in New York. Michelle joins Dr. LaPrade’s team from Connecticut where she practiced internal medicine. Michelle is readily available to Dr. LaPrade’s patients to answer questions in all areas including preoperative, postoperative, medication, and rehabilitation. She is an excellent resource and happy to provide exceptional care for Dr. LaPrade’s patients from the greater Vail community and our patrons from around the world.
Fred Cook, PA-C Began his career as a Radiologic Technologist in vascular interventional procedures at a Level 1 trauma hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. With a desire to be more involved in patient care and surgical procedures he became a Physician Assistant focused on orthopaedics and sports medicine. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Medical Imaging Technology at Indiana University School of Medicine and his graduate degree at Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Fred is one of the Physician Assistants on the team who is responsible for our patient’s medical management including pre and post-operative care, medications, and rehabilitation.