PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

Physician Assistants in orthopedics perform history and physicals, order and interpret diagnostic tests and prescribe medications and therapy. In addition to first assisting at surgery, procedures provided by PAs include wound closures and debridements, injection of joints and fracture management. In the hospital, PAs conduct post-op rounds, write orders, and perform admission and discharge work. They all have broad medical training at accredited programs and work with all of our sub-specialty orthopedic surgeons both in the clinic and the hospital setting.

 

Our Physician Assistants have been specifically chosen due to their outstanding performance within their training programs and professional positions. We must underscore that we only offer positions to join our team to physician assistants that have performed within the top echelon of their training programs and professional positions.  Each works closely with our physicians in a supportive role both in the clinic and hospital environment to provide the very best care within a team-oriented environment.

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Inna Sergeychik, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Joined Coastal Orthopedics in 2016

Education

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Biology

Western New England University

Graduate: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Alderson Broaddus University

Memberships

Certified by and member of the NCCPA  (National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants)

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Inna Sergeychik received her Bachelor Of Science in Biology from Western New England University. She received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Alderson Broaddus University, WV in 2016.

Inna was born in Ivatsevichi, Belarus. She came to the US and settled in western Massachusetts with her family. Inna is very active in sports and played volleyball and ran track in high school. She continued to pursue her passion for volleyball at Western New England University in Springfield and during that time tore her ACL as a sophomore. Her ACL injury and recovery immersed her in sports medicine and allowed her to become familiar with the field of orthopedics. Inna was very inspired by her own surgery and the recovery process and decided to pursue a degree in physician assistant studies. Inna sees patients in clinic, performs first assistant duties in the operating room and rounds on our patients. Inna still plays volleyball every week and competes locally and nationally. Inna is also very involved in her home church in West Springfield with the young adult ministry and worship team playing the keyboard and singing. She enjoys being outdoors and exploring new places.

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Christopher Krukonis, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Joined Coastal Orthopedics in 2020

Education

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Salem State University

Graduate: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Boston University School of Medicine

Memberships

Certified by and member of the NCCPA  (National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants)

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Christopher Krukonis graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Chemistry minor from Salem State University in 2013. After working in an orthopedics office and a physical therapy clinic he went on to graduate from Boston University School of Medicine with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. While at BU, he continued to develop a strong interest in orthopedics.

Chris came to Coastal in 2020 after working as a PA with an orthopedic group in New Hampshire. As a Beverly native he was happy to return to the North Shore. He has developed strong interests in sports medicine and total joint arthroplasty and enjoys seeing patients progress through their recovery and return to sports or enjoy a higher quality of life. He is an avid sports fan himself and enjoys cheering on all the Boston sports teams. He spends time in Maine during the summer at the lakes and beach and enjoys golfing, hiking, swimming, and paddle boarding.

 
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Max Mangano, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Joined Coastal Orthopedics in 2021

 

Education:

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Boston College

Graduate: Master of Medical Science, Tufts University School of Medicine

 

Memberships:

Certified by and member of the NCCPA (National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants)

Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants

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Max Mangano received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Boston College in 2015 where he competed on the club ice hockey team, completed an honors thesis in retrovirology, and was involved in an Athletes in Action student organization. After college, he spent several years as a research technician studying HIV immunology and Lyme Disease. Subsequently, Max began working as an emergency medical technician, which confirmed his desire to practice clinical medicine. He went on to attend the Tufts University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, where he developed a strong interest in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

 

Max joined Coastal in 2021 and was thrilled to combine his love for sports and medicine as an orthopedic PA. A native of the North Shore, Max enjoys helping patients maximize their functional mobility, recover from injury, and return to their lives enjoying all the activities the beautiful North Shore has to offer. Max and his wife are very involved in their local church and love to explore the North Shore with their big English lab. In his free time, Max likes to play hockey, ski, fish and cook barbecue.

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John Swinton, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Joined Coastal Orthopedics in 2021

 

Education:

Undergraduate: B.S. in Biology, Wofford College

Graduate: Master of Medical Science, University of South Alabama

 

Memberships:

Certified by and member of the NCCPA (National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants)

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John Swinton is excited to join the Coastal Orthopedic Associates team as a recent graduate of Tufts School of Medicine Physician Assistant program. Prior to moving to Boston, John completed a M.S. in Health from the University of South Alabama, where he also served as a graduate assistant coach for the men’s basketball team. In addition, John obtained a B.S. in Biology from Wofford College, and he was a team captain for the men’s basketball team, helping to lead them to two NCAA tournament appearances.

 

With his experience in sports and history of injuries, John is empathetic and passionate about working with individuals to improve mobility and reduce pain to help them get back to their activities of daily living. 

 

As a native of Charleston, SC, John loves being around water and boating. He also enjoys running, working out, and playing basketball with friends. Being the son of a pastor and a school principal, and the brother of an Air Force Major, John is committed to serving others and he hopes to serve each patient as if they are family.