OrthoVirginia Physician Assistants

Lisa Best, M.Ed, PA-C, A.T. Ret.



  • The National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants
  • The National Athletic Trainer's Association Board of Certification
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • ACLS/BCLS Certification


  • Virginia Board of Medicine, Active

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA  Bachelor of Science in Health Science/Athletic Training (5/1992)
  • Graduate: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Master of Education in Athletic Training (8/1993)
  • Undergraduate: Alderson-Broaddus College Philippi, WVBachelor of Science of Physician Assistant Studies  (8/1997)

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants (VAPA)
  • National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) 
  •  Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (MATA)
  •  Virginia Athletic Trainers Association (VATA)

Professional Experience

  • OrthoVirginia (3/2006-present) 
  • Blue Ridge Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Lynchburg VA (9/1999-12/2005)
  • Coastal Orthopedic Associates, Conway SC (11/1997-9/1999)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Centra Lynchburg General Hospital – Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital – Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Surgery Center of Lynchburg