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At Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute, we are proud to offer advanced treatment and compassionate, individual care from our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians, nurses, and care coordinators.
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Michelle Lu PA-C

Michelle Lu, PA-C


Michelle Lu, PA-C is a nationally-certified and Texas licensed Physician Assistant, who grew up in Plano, Texas. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, then worked as a certified allergy specialist in pediatrics for four years before attending Lincoln Memorial University, where she earned a Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies –  Aug 2019
Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Dec 2010
The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

  • NCCPA Board Certified
  • Texas State License
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) – American Heart Association
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – American Heart Association
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Texas Academy of Physician Assistants

Certified Allergy Specialist 2013 – 2017

United Allergy Services | Pediatric Associates of Plano | Plano, TX

  • Managed the daily operations of the allergy clinic inside Pediatric Associates of Plano
  • Consulted with patients about the benefits of allergy testing and allergen immunotherapy treatment
  • Administered quality skin prick allergy tests for seasonal and perennial allergies
  • Formulated and prepared customized allergen immunotherapy
  • Provided patient education to both parents and patients on how to properly administer subcutaneously
  • immunotherapy injections safely at home
  • Responsible for the overall effectiveness of the treatment process by continuously monitoring follow-up care to ensure patients’ progress and compliance
  • Developed and maintained a productive, professional relationship with providers, office staff, and supervisors
  • Built rapport with patients throughout the duration of their treatment
  • Engaged in continuing education to increase knowledge and  to stay current with up-to-date allergy
  • information
  • Achieved monthly testing and treatment goals regularly

Completed during the clinical year from July 2018 – July 2019 –

  • Pediatrics | Texas Children’s Pediatrics | Jacqueline Wanebo, MD | Houston, TX
  • Women’s Health | OBGYN Medical Center Associates – Women’s Hospital of Texas
  • Ivonne Smith, MD, FACOG | Houston, TX
  • Family Medicine | Beeler Manske Clinic | Yohmarie Cajigas, MD | Texas City, TX
  • Internal Medicine | Beeler Manske Clinic | Viola Anderson, MD, MPH | Texas City, TX
  • Orthopedic Surgery | Texas Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center | Camille George, MD | Houston, TX
  • Behavioral Medicine | Port St. Lucie Hospital | Rafael Munne, MD | Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Neurosurgery | Back and Spine Center – Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
  • Oszkar Szentirmai, MD | Port St. Lucie, FL
  • General Surgery | Lawnwood Regional Medical Center | Patrick Regan, DO | Fort Pierce, FL
  • Emergency Medicine | Cleveland Clinic Martin Health | Donald Wood, DO | Stuart, FL
  • 8000+ hours of clinical patient care experience
  • 155+ hours of O.R. experience
  • First and second assist in neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, trauma, and general surgeries
  • Sterile surgical technique
  • Basic suturing and knot tying
  • Interpretation of 145+ radiologic studies CT, CXR, MRI, and skeletal films
  • Experience in joint injections, casting, splinting, wound care, and closure including stapling and suturing
  • Proficient in EPIC, MediTouch, Medtech, Nextgen healthfusion, and Athena health EMRs