Meet Deanna, Physician Assistant

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Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5 (180 Ratings, 80 Comments)
Global
4.9/5
Physician Communication Quality
4.9/5
Office Staff Quality
4.8/5
Access to Care 3 month
4.8/5
Care Coordination
4.1/5

Recent Comments

04/09/2021

My visit 3/18/2021 was a pre-evaluation for left hip replacement surgery. I usually make my appts. with *Deanna because she is very professional and I feel most comfortable speaking with her.
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04/06/2021

My provider did an excellent job answering our questions and setting up other provider appointments and spent a great deal of time with us. She was very helpful in preparing me for surgery.
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04/06/2021

The service was great!
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04/05/2021

absolutely GREAT visit!!!
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04/05/2021

Great service..THANKYOU!
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04/03/2021

Excellent care received.
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03/31/2021

excellent workmancomp support as well as billing support you're cichlids were very aggressive in your tankmale was nesting. have a great day
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03/20/2021

needed a quick appointment to lookat my ankle. All medical staff that I dealtwith was excellent.
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03/16/2021

Deanna is always helpful, explains everything and is always pleasant and timely. I would recommend this practice to everyone.
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03/15/2021

good experience
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03/09/2021

South shore orthopedics is always a professional, clean and friendly place to go. Everyone from the person in the foyer greeting you he's very helpful. Through this Pan Adamic I have felt very secure coming for an appointment. Dr. Ayres, Dana Fleming, and Deanna Packard are wonderful , Caring and very professional. Thank you for the great success in my first hip surgery and now the second surgery happening I have the feeling of great success.
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03/09/2021

Overall good experience.
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03/09/2021

*Deanna was extremely helpful in planning treatments for me.
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03/01/2021

I have recommended many people to S. Shore Orthopedics due to *Deanna Packard and her knowledge & her ability to relate to the patient!
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03/01/2021

so glad to be a patient in this practice
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02/23/2021

Deana is awesome! She is so knowledgeable and takes the time to explain things. She answers all my questions and never makes me feel rushed. She is such an asset to this practice.
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02/23/2021

Deanna explained everything in a way I could understand. she was very knowledgeable with m concerns. als, Deanna was very courteous.
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02/16/2021

very helpful in getting the knee pain information I needed
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02/15/2021

Deanna was very professional , very informative and a good listener.
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02/09/2021

very goodand understanding about myown concerns regarding my condition.
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02/09/2021

very helpful information about my condition
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02/09/2021

Good experience.
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02/09/2021

I had a great visit with *Deanna Packard she took care off all my problems that day I left feeling good she is a great PA. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
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01/25/2021

*Deanna Packard PA is the standard I believe all of your providers should strive to attain. She is very professional and personable. I always leave my appointments, know EXACTLY what was discussed.
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01/12/2021

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01/12/2021

visit was excellent clear and concise
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01/11/2021

*Deanna was very patient & thorough. I was there for a pre-op appt. - The operation was cancelled on 12/23 due to COVID (+ the need for beds).
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01/06/2021

Neither - need surgery - inflamed knew painful - cannot walk.
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12/30/2020

My services were treated with respect and professional manner. I have no complaints with the services.
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12/28/2020

During the past - present visits were very on time and were very helpful help with the provider.
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12/26/2020

Deanna is great, very knowledgeable and helpful. She always takes the time to explain and/or help me understand what's going on and/or provide me with information. This is very appreciative and the reason I am confident she and Dr Ayers will help me.
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12/09/2020

Very good experience.
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11/28/2020

My visit was handled with great care & concerns. It was a great experience.
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11/23/2020

I saw *Deanna 3 weeks before right total hip replacement. I found her to be very informative and personable, willing to answer any question I had. All in all a very good visit.
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11/16/2020

My experience with South Shore Orthopedics was excellent. My provider was courteous, knowledgeable and respectful.
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11/14/2020

All staff respectful and helpful with any interactions I've had .
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11/14/2020

My primary doctor wanted me to visit this Orthopedic Hospital to check on my chronic knee pain. I came away informed and in a little less pained.
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11/14/2020

Since having major surgery is full of mixed emotions ...I felt very positive after my visit with , P.A. Deanna Packard. If she were a primary physician...I would want to be a patient of hers. First impressions make the difference! Job well done .
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11/10/2020

Always quick service and excellent attention and care from everyone involved (receptionist to PA to dr.) without ever feeling rushed.
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11/10/2020

I'm always very pleased with this practice and all the caregivers I have seen.
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11/09/2020

Deanna is excellent in all aspects. Friendly, attentive, compassionate. A pleasure to interact with!
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11/09/2020

I was impressed with the safety protocols at the office, and the professionalism of all the staff members I encountered.
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09/04/2020

Very pleased.
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08/28/2020

Always a very good visit.
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08/27/2020

This is not my primary care physician. *Deanna is the PA for my ortho surgeon. She is excellent and I enjoy seeing her.
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08/25/2020

I have already recommended your office to potential patients. Very pleased.
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08/25/2020

was able to get my injection quickly and leave . Best time in office. most excellent
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08/11/2020

I'd been seen at Health Express in Weymouth, where X-rays were taken and I was given a special sandal for the affected foot. I showed up at South Shore Orthopedics with the X-rays and a special and was given an immediate appointment. The provider explained the situation, the function of the sandal, and why I needed not to run on the foot, and gave me an appointment two weeks later to review progress. I was completely satisfied.
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08/08/2020

This is the first time I was asked to take this particular survey! Found Deana Packard to be extremely intelligent, patient and professional. Saw her once back in March before the pandemic stopped everything. And , once again just recently Hopefully, "the procedure" on Monday will he successful! :0)
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07/30/2020

All staff medical and clerical are very caring and try to reach all my needs.
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07/29/2020

Just want everyone to know that *Deanna Packard PA is one of the kindest, caring people I've had the pleasure to treat me.
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07/28/2020

*Deanna has been wonderful during my whole procedure.
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07/28/2020

*Deanna Packard is very professional and a pleasure to work with.
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07/22/2020

I liked Deanna. She listened and was helpful.
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07/20/2020

It was all excellent.
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07/18/2020

Very good
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07/11/2020

Deanna has bee informative and very helpful
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07/02/2020

Wonderful visit.
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06/29/2020

I can't give South Shore Orthopedics enough praise... they are wonderful. The office is very efficient, from check-in to check out. I have been very happy with the Doctor and the PAs. I have been very satisfied with all my care from South Shore Orthopedics and will highly recommend to anyone that may need care.
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06/25/2020

There was a mix-up about the reason for this visit, but it was soon corrected.
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06/23/2020

My office visit with Deanna Packard, was for her to administer Zirletta injections in both knees. She discussed my x-rays and the condition of both knees. Deanna's expertise and professionalism made me feel very comfortable.
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06/17/2020

excellent
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06/16/2020

I received a shot in my left knee which I will need a replacement in a year.
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06/15/2020

Services were "top Notch"!
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06/11/2020

I was treated very well.
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06/11/2020

Always have a good experience during my visits.
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06/04/2020

#12 the x-rays were ordered as part of a follow up visit and we went over them in office.
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05/29/2020

Routine gel injection (series of 3).
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05/21/2020

*Deanna is a very caring girl.
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05/12/2020

Although I had never seen this particular PA before, I found her very competent, comforting and reassuring.
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05/11/2020

Everyone was kind and courteous. No wait in waiting room. The provider was knowledgeable and took the time to explain my condition & treatment. She returned my call when I had a follow up question as well. Thank you.
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05/11/2020

I found *Deanna to be very clear and helpful. I would request her in the future.
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05/07/2020

We always have a good experience when attending appointments at SS Ortho. Thank you.
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05/06/2020

I find SS Orthopedics to be the most organized & patient focused of any medical organization I have been treated by.
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05/01/2020

Everyone was pleasant, professional and prompt.
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04/27/2020

This was a video appointment and I it went much better than I expected.
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04/21/2020

very prompt & efficient experience. I suggested a follow up visit after y exercise program was over & my provider agreed that it might be a good idea.
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04/20/2020

The PA made me feel very comfortable for my cortisone shot. I appreciate her kindness and expertise.
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04/20/2020

it was a telehealth appointment with deanna and it was very easy to do and i felt very comfortable talking with her. she already had my xray taken on that previous tuesday so i was finally able to find out what was wrong with left hip which also needs replacing and she explained and pointed out exactly the problem on xray- she is very easy to talk with and certainly competent and respectful -appt. went very well.
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04/20/2020

I saw Dr Ayers PA. She was very understanding of my questions and situation. I find the PAs generally listen better than the doctors. She made me very comfortable. I would ask for her next time.
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Education

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Masters in Physician Assistant Studies
Boston, MA

College of the Holy Cross
Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Spanish
Worcester, MA

Certifications

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
American Heart Association – BLS
American Heart Association – ACLS