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Jose Hernandez, PA-C



General Orthopedics

Working Alongside

Chris Manion, MD


Bachelor of Clinical Health Services
MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program
University of Washington



Jose Hernandez, PA-C, began his journey in medicine as a teenager. His father’s health was deteriorating with a condition that led to a leg fracture which rendered him unable to walk. It required orthopedic surgery and the physician’s assistant gave his family endless education and support as he recovered. Hernandez never forgot.

He first became a certified medical assistant and worked for Kodiak Area Native Association where he served as an MA, community health aid, laboratory lead and a member of the quality assurance leadership team. Along the way he earned his associate’s degree from the University of Alaska at Anchorage then his bachelor’s of Clinical Heath Services from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Today he is a vital member of the OPA team, helping Alaskans live their lives to the fullest – while enjoying a full life with his family out fishing and hiking. When he’s not working he also enjoys cooking, hunting and putting his healing and recovery skills to work on his vehicles.

Special Interests
  • General Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Joint Replacement
Additional Education
  • Associate of Arts (2017)
    University of Alaska Anchorage

    Community Health Aide Certification, Levels 1-3 
    Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
    University of Alaska Fairbanks

    Certificate of Medical Assisting
    UEI College (United Education Institute)


The wait was short, the X-ray tech did a great job, and Bill provided a detailed exam and assessment. Overall, I was very impressed with the OPA organization!



The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs) and total joint replacement.

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