Henry "Hank" Read, RN, FNP, PA-C
Hank Read was born in San Francisco, California and spent the majority of his professional career in Fresno, California. He has been a registered nurse since 1976, and was employed at a Level 1 trauma center for 19 years. While there he took care of post-op surgical patients as well as burn center patients. He spent 6 years in the emergency room as a shift supervisor and mobile intensive care nurse. During that time he also served on the ethics committee addressing conflicts in medical management. He worked 8 years in a surgical intensive care unit I trauma unit.
Hank became a nurse practitioner in 1993. As a nurse practitioner, his work has been primarily in general orthopedics - 2 years at a children's hospital performing pediatric orthopedics, 4 years in a spine surgery practice, and approximately 6 years at a busy joint replacement and revision practice. Most of his time has been spent seeing patients in the clinic and performing as first assist in surgery. Once in Oregon, Hank took the national boards and became a Physician Assistant. He spent 2 1/2 years working with Asante Physician's Partners doing general orthopedics, and has happily been with Paragon Orthopedics since October 2014.
Hank says, "I take great pride in being part of a forward thinking team using advanced techniques in sports medicine and joint replacement procedures. It is very gratifying to care for our patients in a practice where our post-operative outcomes are second to none. Our close knit team strives to care for our patients with an emphasis on professionalism, compassion, and dedication to excellence."
Hank's educational background began in Grove City, Pennsylvania where he was a biology major. From there he attended University of California, Riverside, majoring in biology. Thereafter he attended Fresno City College where he obtained a nursing degree. Hank then attended University of California, Davis FNP/PA program where he became a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Community Involvement & Personal Activities
Hank and his wife have four children and six grandchildren and moved to Oregon in 2012. They love southern Oregon for a long time before their move and are thrilled to live in an area that fits in so well with their love of hiking, fishing, camping, and boating. It has also been a bonus that we now live near both my sister and my wife's parents.