Meet The Team At OrthoKnox
At OrthoKnox in Knoxville, Tennessee, our board-certified orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, physical therapists, and professional support staff provide exceptional care for you and your family. From the time you make your appointment until you walk out the door, you will receive attentive service and individualized care from all of our healthcare professionals and staff.
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons
Neil Stoner, PA-C
Neil Stoner works as a certified physician assistant with Dr. David Hovis. He serves as first assist in surgery as well as seeing patients in the clinic.
A Knoxville native, Neil graduated from Farragut High School and then earned his bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Immediately following undergraduate school, Neil entered the physician assistant program at Lincoln Memorial University in the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine located in Harrogate, TN. He graduated in 2014 earning a master of medical science degree in physician assistant studies. Upon completion of his physician assistant education, Neil worked at an orthopedic clinic in Vero Beach, FL. Neil is an NCCPA certified physician assistant, licensed in the state of Tennessee and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, along with the Tennessee Association of Physician Assistants.
In June 2016, Neil and his wife, Leslie, returned to the Knoxville area from Vero Beach to join Dr. Hovis and the OrthoKnox team.
Kasin Sanders, PA-C
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies - May 2017
Courses include: Clinical Medicine I, II, and III; Pharmacology I, II, and III; Anatomy and Physiology I, II, and III; Anatomy and Physiology Lab I, II, III; Physical Diagnosis I, II, and III; Clinical Skills I, II, and III; Lab Diagnostics I, II, and III; Genetics, PA Profession, Medical Terminology, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Behavioral Medicine, Radiology, Electrocardiogram, Critical Thinking Proﬁciencies in the following skills have been documented: local anesthesia, digital block, sterile technique, Ear FB removal, nasal FB removal, NG tube, airway management, intubation, phlebotomy, IV insertion, central line, suturing, stapling, pap, breast exam, prostate exam/DRE, urinary catheterization, lumbar puncture, joint injection, casting and splinting, Rx writing, med dose calculations, SOAP note, procedure note, and admission note.
Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science, University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, May 2013
Michael Hoag, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS, MTC, is the operations manager for OrthoKnox physical therapy and a physical therapist with more than 21 years of experience providing outpatient orthopedic physical therapy care to the Knoxville, TN community. Michael has earned the prestigious credentials of an orthopedic certified specialist (OCS) and is manual therapy certified (MTC), ensuring that our patients receive quality care from highly trained specialists.
Michael has significant experience assisting individuals in returning to work. His expertise includes directing work conditioning programs and developing pre-employment screening tools. He focuses on an exercise-based therapeutic program and biomechanical assessments, complemented with manual therapy interventions.
Michael received his bachelor of science in health from the University of Richmond in 1993 and a master of science in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1995. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with his MBA in 2000, and he completed the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program through the University of St. Augustine in 2011. Michael works with several sports programs and teams in the Knoxville area.
Physical TherapistLaura McCAllister, PT, DPT, is a Knoxville native who joined OrthoKnox physical therapy in 2010. She received a bachelor of science in exercise science from Lipscomb University in Nashville and a doctorate of physical therapy (DPT) from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Her interests are in orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation. Laura assists with providing medical coverage for local gymnastics events.
Corbin is originally from Cookeville, TN. She has a bachelor of science in exercise science from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. She moved to Knoxville for the PTA program at South College. During the program, Corbin did a clinical round with OrthoKnox Physical Therapy under Laura McCallister, PT. She graduated in September of 2015 and joined the OrthoKnox team for 6 months part-time. Before returning to OrthoKnox in June 2017, she had experience in an out-patient setting for over one year.