Carroll Health Group Orthopaedics

About Us

Physicians Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Ivona Banham, P.A.-C.

Board Certified Physician Assistant

A certified physician assistant for more than 25 years, Banham earned her Physician Assistant degree from the BCCC/Towson University program and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.

Ms. Banham sees patients in Westminster and Mt. Airy.


Anela Collazo, P.A.-C.

Board Certified Physician Assistant

A certified physician assistant for more than five years, Collazo earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Mary's College of Maryland in St. Mary's City, Md. She also earned a master's degree in physician assistant studies from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa.

Ms. Collazo sees patients in Westminster and Eldersburg.


Tricia Duke, C.R.N.P.

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner with more than 15 years of orthopaedics experience, Duke obtained her Master of Science degree in nursing and her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Md.

 

Ms. Duke sees patients in Westminster.

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Ruth Odachowski, P.A.-C.

Board Certified Physician Assistant

A certified physician assistant with close to 10 years of experience, Odachowski earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Towson University in Towson, Md., and her Master of Science degree at King's College, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Ms. Odachowski sees patients in Westminster and Eldersburg.


Rebecca Pollino, P.A.-C.

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Rebecca Pollino, P.A.-C., received her Bachelor of Science degree at Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa., and her Master of Health Science degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa.

Ms. Pollino has participated Operation Walk, Maryland, a volunteer medical service organization that provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries and in the United States. They treat those suffering from disabling arthritis and other debilitating bone and joint conditions. She went on her first mission trip to India in January 2014 and has been very involved in their fundraisers since 2013.

Ms. Pollino has worked with the physicians at Carroll Health Group Orthopaedics since 2010 and assists patients during their stay at Carroll Hospital.

 


Evan Taxin, P.A.-C.

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Taxin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. He completed his Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also earned a Master of Science in Surgical Assistant Studies at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia

Mr. Taxin sees patients in Westminster..

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