Kelly Latta is a certified physician assistant in National Spine & Pain Centers’ Glen Burnie, MD, office where she works with Michael J. Daly, M.D. and Varada Nargund, D.O., to provide patient assessments, procedural follow-ups, imaging referrals and medication management.
A lifelong athlete with a passion for soccer and basketball, Latta received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She then earned a master’s degree in medical science from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA, where she studied advanced pharmacology and conducted clinical research. She also completed the physician assistant certification program at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD.
Latta has a special empathy for her patients since she has suffered injuries that have prevented her from pursing her passion for exercise and sports. “I understand how frustrating it is to not be able to do the things you love—or even need to do, like work,” she says. “My goal is to always look for ways that we can keep patients comfortable while helping them through the healing process.”
Latta interned as an athletic trainer for the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and worked with the elderly at an assisted living facility. Those experiences taught her that pain is universal, regardless of age or status. “The way pain affects people may be different, but its impacts are the same. Whether the result of a sports injury or age-related arthritis, our job is to explore every modality available to us to help our patients recover—and hopefully prevent future injuries as well.”
A self-described “military brat,” Latta has lived in many places throughout her lifetime. Today she calls Maryland home, where she lives a very active lifestyle filled with yoga, spin classes and kickball.
Glen Burnie, MD Office
1600 Crain Highway, S.W., Suite 301 Glen Burnie, MD 21061