Jeremy Freitas earned his undergraduate degree in biology with an emphasis in physiology from California State University Long Beach. Working as an aide in the physical therapy department while in school, he realized his passion for the study of the musculoskeletal system and decided to further his education. Jeremy moved to North Carolina and completed his masters degree in health science and physician assistant studies at Duke University. He has been working in orthopedics as a physician assistant since 2012 and has experience with joint replacement surgery. Outside of work, he enjoys watching baseball with the goal of visiting and seeing a game at each major league stadium.
“Evaluate and engage is my life motto,” says AppOrtho’s Kevin George, PA.
Before going into orthopaedic medicine, George served as a weapons specialist in the United States Army and later as a SWAT team medic in Kansas City, MO. After his military career, he served as a paramedic in Kansas City for 12 years. Later, he earned his Physician Assistant degree from Penn State College of Medicine and went on to complete his orthopaedic training in Albemarle, NC. From there, he moved to Coudersport, PA, where he practiced orthopaedic surgery for 15 years before joining AppOrtho in 2017. When not at work, he enjoys kayaking with his wife and three children.
Shauna Stadelmaier, PA-C, grew up in Midland, Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, where she played Division 1 soccer for four years. She then moved to North Carolina and completed her Masters degree in Physician Assistant studies at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Outside of work, Shauna enjoys being outside and being active- hiking, running, biking, playing soccer and snowboarding.
Dr. Steven Anderson is an orthopaedic surgeon at AppOrtho, a member of Appalachian Regional Medical Associates.
Dr. Anderson is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has more than 15 years of experience in bone and joint surgery. Although he enjoys general orthopaedics, Dr. Anderson’s practice focuses on hip, knee and shoulder surgery. He is particularly interested in primary and revision (or redo) joint replacement. Furthermore, Dr. Anderson is skilled in trauma surgery, hand surgery, and arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgery.
Dr. Anderson grew up in Cary, North Carolina and is a graduate of The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. The North Carolina native completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Duke University and earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. From there, he completed his residency training at Duke University Hospital. While at Duke, Dr. Anderson had a broad training experience but his training was particularly focused on joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, hand surgery, and trauma surgery.
When not at work, Dr. Anderson enjoys most of all spending time with his wife, Erin, and their three daughters. He looks forward to his “dance dad” and “soccer dad” responsibilities on the weekends. You might be surprised to learn that he also enjoys boating, water sports and running. A relatively new runner in mid-life, he’s already run many half and full marathons.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Piedmont Orthopedic Society
North Carolina Orthopedic Society
Duke Arthroplasty Club
Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Head of Service, Orthopaedic Surgery, Wilkes Regional Medical Center
Chief, Department of Surgery, Wilkes Regional Medical Center