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Our Team

Christopher Evans

Christopher Evans, RPA-C

Christopher is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who joined Saratoga Spine in 2011. He has previous experience in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and completed a surgical residency for Physicians Assistants.



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Rick Varone, RPA-C

Rick is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who joined Saratoga Spine in 2006, after retiring from the US Navy. He received his degree from George Washington University. Rick spent 23 years in the US Navy. He has been a physician assistant for 23 years. His favorite hobby is golf.



Christopher Stephens

Christopher Stephens, RPA-C

Chris is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who joined Saratoga Spine in 2009. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors as the Valedictorian from Long Island University/The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Physician Assistant Program. Previously, he was an RN.



Michelle Kearney, PA-C

Michelle Kearney, PA-C joined Saratoga Spine in 2018 and has a passion for helping people suffering with back and neck problems. She has years of experience treating spinal pathology with neurosurgery and pain management. Originally from Philadelphia suburbs and graduated from Drexel University, she and her family moved to Vermont to be closer to her parents. She is an avid landscape designer and gardener, busy soccer mom.


Sheilah Scofield, FNP

Sheilah is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who joined Saratoga Spine in 2019. She graduated in 2015 with her FNP from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY.  She worked for many years at Saratoga Hospital as an RN in the ICCU. She also has previous FNP experience in endocrinology.  Formerly, she served in the Army Reserve as a first lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps.



Jamie Stahlman, FNP-BC

Jamie Stahlman, FNP-BC

Jamie, a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, graduated with honors from SUNY Polytechnic Institute. She is a United States Army Veteran and was previously a Critical Care Registered Nurse for 10 years. Jamie was in the US Army for 5 years. She is a combat veteran who spent 14 months in Iraq fighting in Iraqi freedom. Jamie likes to spend time with her family, is very active outdoors and loves to travel. She has been 
providing healthcare for over 10 years.


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