Joseph (Nate) Pigorsh, PA-C

Joseph (Nate) Pigorsh, PA-CNate graduated at the top of his class with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University in 2001. He has worked as a PA since then, originally joining Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan’s Total Joint Center and Sports Medicine Institute. Nate is currently a provider for OAM NOW Urgent Orthopaedic Care. In his more than 20 years with OAM, he has learned that medicine is a life-long pursuit, commenting “I will never be finished growing professionally or complete acquiring further knowledge about orthopedic issues.” Interestingly, Nate worked with OAM physicians beginning in 1991, first as a surgical technologist and then as an orthopedic sales rep prior to PA school. In his free time, Nate can often be found watching his four children playing soccer.


  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Sports Medicine


  • Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI), Physician Assistant Program
  • Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI), Master of Science: Medicine
  • Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI), Bachelor of Science: Health Science


  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • State of Michigan Physician Assistant License
  • DEA Controlled Substance Registration
  • Basic Life Support


  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery


  • Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan (Present)
  • Spectrum Health, Physician Assistant (2013)
  • Spectrum Health, Surgical Technologist (2000)
  • J & J Orthopedics, Sales Representative (1997)