Lillie Walker is a certified physician assistant in National Spine & Pain Centers’ Waldorf MD office where she assists with patient follow-ups and re-assessments, pain management and engaging patients in their healing and recovery.
Walker is a highly decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a combat health support officer in locations ranging from Fort Sam Houston, TX to Baqubah, Iraq. Working with active-duty soldiers, veterans and their families inspired Walker to want to learn as much as she could about pain management. “Seeing what these people deal with really hit home with me,” she said. So Walker decided to pursue both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. “I wanted to become a well-rounded provider who truly understands the best ways to address acute and chronic pain.”
She eventually served as a PA at several Army posts, including Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Hood, TX. During her two years at the Womack Army Medical Center Family Medicine Clinic at Fort Bragg, she was consistently recognized for providing exceptional patient care. “When a patient is suffering, chances are those around them are suffering in some way as well,” Walker says. “It might mean the family vacation plans have to be put on hold or that they can’t attend their children’s baseball games. That drives me to remember that I am not just treating a name on a piece of paper but a whole person whose entire quality of life is impacted by their pain.” During the course of her Army career, Walker was awarded a Bronze Star, a Meritorious Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Combat Medic Badge.
The mother of two young sons, Walker enjoys spending her free time cheering for her boys at their soccer games, reading and being active in her church.
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