Photo: Heather McDaniel, MSPAS, PA-C
Physician Assistant to: 
Mark H. Getelman, MD

Heather McDaniel was born and raised in Southern California and received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in exercise and health science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating with honors. During undergrad, she fostered a love for athletics with courses in kinesiology and exercise physiology. She then completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. While attending graduate school, she actively participated in community outreach events focused on preventative care and health education. Since graduation, Heather has gained experience working in both general orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

As a certified physician assistant at SCOI, Heather works directly with Dr. Mark Getelman. She performs physical exams, orders and interprets diagnostic studies, makes diagnoses, formulates treatment plans, performs injections, and provides patient education.

Heather remains involved in the medical community as a fellow member of both the American Academy of Physician Associates and the California Academy of Physician Associates.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and yoga. She also loves to travel.

Heather is available to see patients in the Westlake and Van Nuys offices.