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Larry Padgett, M.D. | Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


​Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine

Dr. Padgett attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After Completing his orthopedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, he completed a postgraduate fellowship in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Shoulder Surgery, with Dr. Richard Caspari.


Dr. Padgett’s athletic medical experience is comprehensive, and includes his current role as the Florida Team physician for the Atlanta Braves. He was a Team Physician for the Cleveland Indians from 1998 through 2008.


He is Team Physician for Florida Southern College, Webber International University and Warner University. Previously, he was the physician for the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team, Assistant Team Physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Event Physician for the Women’s World Pro Ski Tour. And In 2006, He was the Major League Physician for the World Baseball Classic.


He enjoys research and product development and has developed anterior cruciate ligament repair devices, as well as devices and techniques for shoulder and elbow Arthroscopy.


Dr. Padgett enjoys caring for athlete’s of all ages. He consults as the team physician for many local high schools and Advanced Orthopedic Surgery provides athletic trainers for many of the high school and their football programs.

Larry Padgett Shoulder Knee Hip and Sports Arthroscopy Orthopedic Surgeon
Amanda Schiebel Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Padgett

Amanda Schiebel, PA-C, ATC-C | 

Amanda has worked for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery since 2009. She started her journey in 2001 as an Athletic Training student at Florida Southern College. She covered many sports and was the Lead Athletic Training student for Men's Basketball. She gained perspective from both the medical and athlete side as she played Division II soccer for Florida Southern. 


During her Senior year at FSC she was the Captain of the soccer team. She also organized, ran, and presented a research project that focused on rehabilitation techniques for muscle recruitment while on a lower extremity balance machine. Additionally, she completed a 4 month internship at Advanced Orthopedic Surgery under Dr. Padgett. She graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor's of Science in Athletic Training. She has been a certified Athletic Trainer since 2005. 


After Graduation Amanda spent the next 2 years working at Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, under Dr. Padgett, where she worked in the office and as a Physician Extender covering sports at the local high schools. 


In 2009, Amanda graduated from the Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program with a Masters of Medical Science degree. She immediately resumed working at Advanced Orthopedic Surgery while also working with a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon. 


She has been a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants since 2011 and Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery since 2014


Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, being a mom to her 2 boys and working out at CrossFit Lakeland where she is certified as a Level 1 CrossFit Coach and CrossFit Endurance Coach.

Katie Bednarik PA Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine

Katie Bednarik, PA-C, ATC-C | 


Katie began her sports medicine career in high school as an athletic training student working with the local orthopedic surgeons in clinic and on the sidelines.  She continued with her passion graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Illinois State University in 2009.  She has been a certified and licensed athletic trainer (ATC) since 2009.


She spent 2 years working for an orthopedic surgery group in central Illinois.  During this time, Katie served as the first ATC for a small high school and head ATC for Illinois State University Ice Hockey. 


In 2011 Katie obtained her National Orthopedic Technologist Certificate (OTC). As an ATC and OTC she completed a 13-month physician extender residency with the University of South Florida Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Department from 2011-2012. She spent this time learning to be first assist in surgery, running the daily operations of an orthopedic clinic, researching new innovations in sports medicine, and serving as the head ATC for USA Beach Volleyball and Tampa Bay Junior Ice Hockey.


In 2012, Katie pursued a higher education and in December 2014, she graduated from the ARC-PA Barry University Physician Assistant Program with her Masters of Clinical Medical Science.  She is currently certified through the NCCPA as a Physician Assistant (PA-C).  Prior to joining our orthopedic and sports medicine team this summer, she spent 18 months as a PA-C in hand and upper extremity surgery.  She is appreciating working within the community and looking forward to being back on the sidelines this fall. 


In her free time, Katie enjoys paddle boarding, the beach, and spending time with her fiancé and their three dogs.

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