Olivia Fritsche attended the University of Arkansas for her undergraduate studies where she graduated
with a bachelor's degree in Biology. Subsequently, she attended the University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock where she received a master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies
She has always enjoyed being active and living a healthy lifestyle and through PA school learned that
orthopedics enables and encourages people to do just that. After spending multiple rotations in
orthopedics with AOS and seeing various orthopedic cases on her family practice, internal medicine, and
Emergency Medicine rotations, she knew this was the field she wanted to pursue. Furthermore, she is
passionate about preventative medicine with a particular focus on osteoporosis, which is one of the
many reasons she is thrilled to be a part of AOS.Professional Experience:
Olivia works directly with Dr. David Yakin, in the diagnosis and treatment of knee, shoulder, hip, hand,
and foot problems and sports-related injuries as well as fracture care and joint replacements. She
spends half of her week in surgery and the other half of her week in clinic. She also provides sports
medicine care at various high school and collegiate sporting events. In January 2020, she has also started an osteoporosis clinic at AOS.Associations:
- Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery
- American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- Enjoys cycling, traveling, baking, and spending time with friends and family.
- Has been an avid tennis player for most of her life.
- Grew up on a ranch in Arkansas.
- Resides in Fayetteville with her husband, Daniel.