Julie Keegan Strosser, PA-C, MMS

Julie Keegan Strosser, PA-C is a board-certified physician assistant with additional training in rheumatology. She joined Arthritis & Rheumatic Disease Specialties in 2015 and has worked closely with Dr. Gaylis since then to provide quality and compassionate care to patients with arthritis & rheumatologic diseases. 

Prior to relocating to South Florida in Sept 2015, Ms. Keegan Strosser spent five years providing complex and comprehensive primary medical care to largely underserved populations at a large multi-site federally qualified community health center in inner city Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She enjoys building relationships with patients and helping them to better understand their complex rheumatologic conditions and treatment plans, all with the goal of improving their quality of life. 

Ms. Keegan Strosser received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Arcadia University, graduated magna cum laude with Departmental Honors, and was on the Dean’s Distinguished or Dean’s Honor List all semesters. Ms. Keegan Strosser also received her Master of Medical Science degree from Arcadia University, graduating with Distinction from the Physician Assistant Program, having been a graduate assistant, and the recipient of the Clinical Coordinators’ Award for exemplifying the highest standards of the program and profession in the clinical year. 

Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease Specialists (AARDS) Oct 2015 – Present 2108 NE 213th, Suite 801, Aventura, FL 33180 Physician Assistant

Perform patient assessments to include medical history and physical exam, joint assessments, and collaboration with supervising physician to develop an individualized treatment plan. Order and interpret blood work, imaging, and additional diagnostic studies as per protocol. Prescribe appropriate medications as per protocol and physician instructions. Alter, monitor, order, and administer pharmaceuticals and other therapies as indicated by patient condition.

AARDS Research, Inc. Oct 2015 – Present 2108 NE 213th, Suite 801, Aventura, FL 33180 Physician Assistant, Sub-Investigator for Clinical Research Protocols

Participation in collection of research data and quality improvements of patient care. Implement relevant research findings into clinical practice. Performing physical and medical history examinations, patient assessments for Safety and Efficacy including joint assessments, and documenting findings. Order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests as per protocol Prescribe, monitor, alter, order or administer drug and other therapies as indicated by patient condition within established protocols.

SouthEast Lancaster Health Services Aug 2010 – Sept 2015 333 N. Arch St, Lancaster, PA 17603 Family Practice Physician Assistant

Provide complex and comprehensive quality medical primary care to largely underserved populations at a large multi-site federally qualified community health center. Perform annual physical exams, preventive care, preoperative clearances, well child checks, warfarin management clinic, acute care, manage chronic disease states, and manage severe mental illnesses. Order and interpret bloodwork, imaging, and additional diagnostic studies. Spanish Fluency; daily language usage with high volume spanish speaking only patients. Patient Care Committee–Provider Representative. May 2014 – Sept 2015 EMR Champion / Clinical Consultant Oct 2013 – Sept 2015 ICD-10 Champion / Clinical Consultant Sept 2014 – Sept 2015 Physician Assistant (PA) Student Liaison Jan 2012 – Sept 2015

Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania Master of Medical Science, May 2010

Graduated with Distinction from the Physician Assistant Program Accomplishments: Graduate Assistant Awards: Clinical Coordinators’ Award for exemplifying the highest standards of the program and profession in the clinical year

Arcadia University, Glenside Pennsylvania Bachelor of Arts in Biology, May 2008

Accomplishments: Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors, Dean’s Distinguished or Dean’s Honor List all semesters, Phi Kappa Phi National Academic Honor Society Awards: Bette E. Landman Scholar (full tuition scholarship) Senior Thesis: The Role of Cortical Spreading Depression in Migraine Pathogenesis

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants 2008 – Present
  • Association of Rheumatology Professionals 2017 – Present
  • RhAPP (Rheumatology Advanced Practice Providers) Association 2019-Present
  • Board Certified Physician Assistant by the NCCPA
  • Licensed Medical Prescribing Physician Assistant in the State of Florida
  • Adult Advanced Rheumatology Course from the American College of Rheumatology (39 hour course)
  • IV Certification (30 hour course)