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Abigale E. Gabrick, PA-C, MPAS

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Physician Assistant, Board Certified

About

Abigale (Abby) Gabrick, PA-C, MPAS, is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in orthopedic surgery. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physiology and Biology from the University of Minnesota before pursuing her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies and undergoing training at Des Moines University in Iowa. In 2008, she returned to her hometown of Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she became a part of TCO.

Abby has extensive knowledge in many areas of orthopedic surgery. Initially, her primary focus centered on general orthopedics, where she treated conditions related to the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. During this period, she collaborated with Dr. Steven Meletiou in treating hand and upper extremity conditions. Since 2012, Abby has exclusively worked alongside Dr. Meletiou as part of the hand team.

Abby’s role involves clinical evaluation and treatment, including the performance of clinical procedures such as joint injections, assisting Dr. Meletiou in surgery, and helping to manage patients in the hospital and in outpatient clinics post-operatively. Abby’s passion lies in patient education, helping individuals optimize their return to functionality while minimizing discomfort, enabling them to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Additionally, she has taken on the role of mentoring other Physician Assistants and PA students.

Abby and her husband, have three children. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, Abby enjoys running, cooking, gardening and being active outdoors.

Education

Certification
Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Licensed by the Minnesota and Wisconsin Boards of Medical Practice

Medical Education
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center (2008)
Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Biology, University of Minnesota (2003)

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA)
Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS)