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John E. Bartsch, M.D.

Erika Ripperger, Physician Assistant

Erika is a native of Cincinnati, where she graduated from Mount Notre Dame High School in 2011. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and holds her license from the State Medical Boards of Ohio and Kentucky. Erika earned her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Kettering College of Medical Arts in 2019. Prior to graduate school, she attended Centre College in Danville, KY where she earned her Bachelor’s degree and was a member of the women’s basketball team.

Erika joined the Beacon team back in 2016 when she worked with Dr. Bartsch as a scribe/medical assistant prior to graduate school. After graduation, she re-joined the Beacon team, but this time as a certified Physician Assistant, working directly with Dr. Bartsch. She assists in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with various musculoskeletal conditions. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and Ohio Association of Physician Assistants (OAPA).

Erika enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, as well as fitness training.

Stephanie Meister, Medical Assistant

Beth Beatty, Medical Assistant