Hunter Shirey is a Physician Assistant board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). He earned his undergraduate degree from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, and his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.
Hunter has extensive experience in Orthopedic Total Joint Reconstruction and Orthopedic Trauma Surgery. In addition, Hunter has provided Sports Medicine care to high school and collegiate athletes across Central Virginia for many years in the clinic and on the sidelines.
One aspect of practicing medicine that Hunter particularly enjoys is problem-solving to improve quality of life and sports performance. From teenage athletes to seniors struggling with arthritis and other ailments associated with aging, Hunter looks for the treatment plan that provides the best short-term improvement and long-term benefit.
Hunter specializes in an array of nonsurgical treatments and procedures including trigger point injections, ultrasound-guided joint injections, and peripheral nerve blocks, orthobiologics including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, and hyaluronic acid (HA) injections. Hunter is also one of the few providers in the Central Virginia Region to offer Iovera. Iovera Cryoneurolysis is a procedure where liquid nitrous oxide is used to target sensory nerves. This treatment temporarily damages pain-transmitting components which immediately reduces pain. The Iovera procedure can be performed with ultrasound guidance to treat chronic or acute pain in the upper and lower extremities.
Outside of work, Hunter enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children which frequently involves some kind of sporting event.