Meet Our Team
New England Orthopedic Specialists includes a team of fellowship-trained, highly-experienced and board-certified physicians. Your New England Orthopedic physician is a specialist, trained in the most recent treatments and technology, to give you the best care. We have providers in every specialty you need from sports medicine to hand surgery and joint replacement surgery, all in one practice.
Jason D. Archibald
Erycka E. Florie
Douglas O. Halsted
William J. Murzic
OUR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AND NURSE PRACTITIONER
We take a team approach to orthopedics at New England Orthopedic Specialists. Our staff of over 30 team members includes six Physician Assistants and a Nurse Practitioner. Our clinical staff is an invaluable part of our team and help by providing the highest level of patient support.
JAMIE S. JACKLING, PA-C
Jamie is a certified Physician Assistant as well as a certified Athletic Trainer. She attended Springfield College in Springfield, MA for both her bachelor of science degree in athletic training as well as her master of science degree in physician assistant studies. Prior to obtaining her master of science degree, she was employed at Mohawk Valley Orthopedics in Amsterdam, NY providing services for area high school and college athletic teams. Her education at Springfield College provided her with extensive clinical and surgical experience.
HEATHER PARRY, PA-C
Heather is a certified Physician Assistant. After completing her bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Colorado, Ms. Parry worked as a physical therapy aide until entering the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences where she completed her master of science degree in physician assistant studies in 2001. Ms. Parry is board-certified as a Physician Assistant and is certified with a Special Recognition in Surgery. She joined New England Orthopedic Specialists right after graduation and has become proficient in orthopedics through her involvement in patient care as well as assisting our doctors in all types of orthopedic surgery. Heather is a life-long resident of the North Shore and grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
JAMES E. POULIN, PA-C, ATC
James is a certified Physician Assistant and a certified Athletic Trainer. Mr. Poulin graduated from Yale University School of Medicine, Physician Associate Program, and holds an undergraduate degree in sports medicine from Springfield College. He specializes in orthopedics and provides surgical assistance with orthopedic procedures as well as pre- and post-operative patient care. Mr. Poulin has served as an Athletic Trainer for the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. He also served as an Athletic Trainer for several New England colleges and was a Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist for a sports medicine facility. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the National Athletic Trainers Association and is state licensed as a Physician Assistant and Athletic Trainer.
KIMBERLY I. VERRIER, FNP
Kimberly is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. After completing her bachelor of science degree in movement science from Gordon College, she proceeded to Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions to obtain her training in nursing. She has worked as a registered nurse at Beverly Hospital and as a nurse practitioner in several family practice settings locally. She joined New England Orthopedics 5 years ago to create a Pre-Admission Testing Department which provides on-site pre-surgery examination, testing and teaching.
DAVID BUFF, PA-C
David is a board-certified Physician Assistant. Mr. Buff obtained his Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at East Carolina University in 2011. He worked as a physical therapy technician after receiving his B.S. in Biology at Elon University. He worked in Beverly, MA as an Orthopedic PA for 4 years prior to coming to NEOS. He brings a wide background in working with patients from initial injury through their recuperation.
LINDSEY GREALISH, PA-C
Lindsey is a board certified Physician Assistant. She attended Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT and received a B.S. in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. She obtained her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health science in Boston, MA. Following completion of her Master’s Degree, she worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Cartilage Repair for five and a half years prior to joining the team at New England Orthopedics.
STEPHANIE COMBS, PA-C
Stephanie is a board-certified Physician Assistant. She was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She attended Florida State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She then moved to Boston to attend Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences where she completed her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She worked in the outpatient Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) setting for two and a half years and gained experience in patient care but realized her true passion is in orthopedic medicine. She joined New England Orthopedic Specialists in 2016.