DR. ERIK NILSSEN

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

As founder and guiding force behind the Nilssen Foot & Ankle Center, Dr. Nilssen devotes his passion for service to building the most premier center in the world.

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DR. SONYA AHMED

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

Sonya Ahmed, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon with expertise in treating disorders of the foot and ankle. Her surgical interests include arthroscopic and open treatment of all foot and ankle disorders, including athletic and reconstructive procedures as well as cartilage transplant procedures. Dr. Ahmed graduated from a combined BA/MD 6-year program…

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JAMES GONZALEZ

PRACTICE COORDINATOR

James was born and raised in Anaheim, California. He spent over a decade serving in the Navy as a corpsman and an Independent Duty Corpsman rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer prior to being honorably discharged.

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TARA LUNA
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SCHEDULING COORDINATOR

Tara was born and raised in Granbury Texas and for over the last decade has

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LIBBA EDWARDS
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FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST

Libba was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC. In 2008, Libba relocated to Gulf Breeze. She

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JUSTIN BROWN
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ORTHOPEDIC CARE COORDINATOR

Justin was born and raised in New Jersey and relocated to Florida in 2001. He

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EVAN STUBBS

PRACTICE COORDINATOR

Evan first came to the Andrews Institute in 2012 where he became the first person to complete an Athletic Training Residency/Fellowship at this location. Upon completion of the program, he became Practice Coordinator for Dr. Nilssen.

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DANIELLE HANSEN

Coordinator for Dr. Ahmed 850-683-3274 Danielle was born in Fort Worth, Texas and was raised all over the world due her parents’ service in the Marine Corps. She attended the University of Texas at Arlington obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology. She completed a 1-year…

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TAYLOR NETHERTON

Clinical Coordinator 850-418-0007 Taylor was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She planted roots in the Pensacola area in 2008 and attended the University of West Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration. She completed an internship at Andrews Research and Education Foundation and immediately joined the Andrews Institute…

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PAMELA RUSSELL

Billing Coordinator 833-747-1551 Pam was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She relocated to Pensacola in July 2015 and joined Nilssen Orthopedics in October 2015. She is responsible for the billing aspect of Nilssen Orthopedics. Her background includes thirty years of practice management, billing, and coding. Pam relocated to Pensacola because of her love…

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