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Ryan Schneider, PA-C

  • Position: Physician Assistant to Dr. Kenneth Chakour

About Ryan

Ryan is a licensed, board-certified physician assistant who works alongside Dr. Chakour. Ryan recently joined Fox Valley Orthopedics, and sees all orthopedic injuries.

As a physician assistant, Ryan evaluates and treats patients independently and assists in surgical cases. He routinely orders and interprets X-rays in the office and coordinates more advanced imaging such as MRI or CT scans as needed.

Ryan has earned his Basic Cardiovascular Life Support and Ergonomics Assessment Specialist II Certifications, and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

In his free time Ryan enjoys staying active through jiu-jitsu and weight lifting, as well as spending time outside with his wife, kids, and dog exploring the local nature preserves.

  • College
  • Bachelor of Science Millikin University
    Decatur, IL
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Southern Illinois University
    Carbondale, IL
  • Master of Science in Education – Kinesiology Southern Illinois University
    Carbondale, IL

Physician assistants are versatile clinicians in our practice. They can perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat orthopedic injuries, order and interpret lab tests, perform minor procedures, assist in surgery, and provide patient education. They extend the ability of our surgeons to care for our patients. PA-C is an acronym for Physician Assistant – Certified, meaning they have their own medical licenses and have passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying exam, among other requirements, before receiving the medical license designation “PA-C”.