Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C

Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C

Stephen H. Hanson, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a 30-year PA currently practicing in Bakersfield, Calif., in plastic and reconstructive surgery with the Grossman Burn Centers. Hanson has served in many specialties during the span of his career including public health, OB/GYN, occupational injury, urgent care and emergency medicine. E-mail him here.



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