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.
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.
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.
Chris Armstrong, PA-C, ATC Began his medical career as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from South Dakota State University and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Michigan State University, Chris provided medical coverage for both collegiate and professional sports during his career. Chris joined our team following the completion of his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Marquette University. While at Marquette, he completed a clinical rotation in sports medicine orthopedics with Dr. LaPrade in addition to a rotation in primary care sports medicine and a secondary rotation in orthopedics. Chris moved to the Vail Valley in 2017 along with his wife, Danielle. As a physician assistant, Chris is responsible for evaluation and medical management of our patients including pre- and post-operative care, as well as assisting Dr. LaPrade in the operating room.
Carmen Moscarillo is the Insurance & Pre-Authorization Specialist for Dr. LaPrade. With an extensive background in customer service and relationship management, she joined the team ready to help each patient through the road blocks insurance may present. Often you will find her educating patients on their insurance benefits and preparing for the financial responsibility that lies ahead with surgery. When not in the office, you’ll find her in the backcountry- hiking, skiing, and camping. She is excited to have this opportunity to work with Dr. LaPrade and help each patient that comes to The Steadman Clinic.