Dr. Rogers first earned a master's degree in physical therapy before
completing her medical degree and becoming a spine surgeon. Having both
degrees provides her with an in-depth perspective that is rare among spine
doctors. Because of it, she has the unique ability to determine whether
non-surgical options or minimally invasive spine surgery may be the best
treatment for each patient. "My patients appreciate the extra care
and skill they get from having a physical therapist and surgeon in one,"
she points out. "They understand that I have an edge in diagnosis
and treatment because of my strong physical therapy background, and vice-versa."
This combination and her unrivaled surgical skills make her the South Bay's
leading spine specialist. Getting to know her patients makes her days
priceless, she says. "I get to help people of all ages and give them
a new chance at a much better life."
As an All-American basketball player for the University of Utah, Dr. Rogers
sustained a back injury that led her toward a career in physical therapy,
then medicine. A lifelong athlete, she naturally developed a passion for
restoring people to health and helping them get back to doing what they
love. Her physical therapy education, medical education, and spine specialist
fellowship led her to the South Bay, where she also discovered some local
passions, surfing and boating.
Dr. Rogers chose to practice spine surgery at Torrance Memorial Physician
Network because she admired how committed the doctors here are to patients'
total health. "It's the best place to go if you want a comprehensive
solution to your orthopedic problem," she says. "And it's
in the South Bay—convenient, beautiful, and with the best people
Meet Jeff Satterfield, Physician Assistant
Certified Physician Assistant, specializing in orthopedics and rehabilitation
Jeff Satterfield is a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C). In 2016, he
joined Dr. Tiffany Rogers at the Torrance Memorial Physician Network Spine
Center. As a PA-C, he works under the supervision of the orthopedic doctors
in the practice to treat patients for a wide variety of orthopedic conditions.
Jeff is also Registered Kinesiotherapist and Physical Therapy Assistant.
He has specialized training and several years experience in these fields
helping patients regain strength, endurance, and mobility.
Jeff's background in physical therapy brings a unique skill set not
usually found in PA-C's. "I love being able to help patients
in need," says Jeff, "and provide them the best possible medical
care. People expect their medical care team to listen well and treat them
with respect, and I do. I love coming to work every day because I enjoy
helping my patients."
Jeff completed his Board Certification as a Physician Assistant in 2009.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1999 from CSU Long Beach.
Since then, Jeff received education and several years experience first
as a physical therapist, and then in the more medically intensive rehabilitation
field of kinesiology. He trained as a PA-C from 2010-2014 at UC Irvine
in orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal oncology. He continued his training
further from 2014-2015 at the Orthopedic Speciality Institute in the Department
of Spine Surgery.
Jeff has a wife and two children and has always loved sports. His favorites
are soccer, skiing, skateboarding, and mountain biking. Living here all
of his life has given him an appreciation for the wonderful people and
lifestyle that are unique to the South Bay.