Rhionna J Smith, PA-C
Rhionna works closely with Dr Pradhan
in seeing patients both in the clinic as well as the hospital. She also assists him in selected surgical cases. She essentially
helps to make your spinal care experience a smooth process. She has been working with Dr Pradhan for the past 4 years.
Scheduler and Assisant
Desiree will help arrange your appointments, studies (such as MRI, CT scans, etc), as well as your surgeries
if that has been recommended. She can refer you to appropriate other physicians as needed for your care, and is also able
to refill selected medications for you. She has been working with Dr Pradhan for the past two years, and has worked in medical
offices for years before that.
Debbie is the office manager for our main office in Pasadena. She has run the RISSER Orthopaedic Clinic for
the last two decades. She is basically the problem solver in the office, and almost always prevents them in the first place!
Disability and Workman's
Compensation Injury Coordinator
helps patients who are filing for disability due to their spinal problems. She also serves as the corodinator for patients
with work injuries who are being treated through their workman's compensation insurance provider.
Cast Technician, Bracing
Specialist, all around Handyman
Larry helps with bracing, casting, and other ancillary needs. In case you are wondering, he is the
older one in this picture.
Jim takes all of our x-rays and digitizes them
for us. He considers Ansel Adams a bitter rival, with both of them doing work in black and white.
Scheduler and Assisant to
the other RISSER doctors
Bernnie will also help arrange appointments and studies for Dr Pradhan's patients when Desiree is not
available. She is actually like a back-up generator for the entire practice and has an electric personality.