Elizabeth M. Carlson


As a physician assistant, Elizabeth has experience in multiple areas of orthopaedics, with her current focus being on physical medicine and rehabilitation and disorders of the spine. Elizabeth treats conditions such as degenerative diseases of the spine, misalignment disorders, disc herniations, and other musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. She strives to achieve optimal outcomes by working closely with her patients, and she believes strongly in the importance of patient education. She also has hands-on experience in other areas of orthopaedics, including joint reconstruction, fracture care, sports medicine, and disorders of the hand/wrist. Elizabeth also performs many types of in-office injections.

Elizabeth received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2011 from Hope College, where she became involved in research, including studies on high-intensity interval training. In 2014, she earned her master’s in physician assistant studies at Marquette University, and was certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Elizabeth completed her orthopaedic surgery clinical at Shoreline Orthopaedics.

As a West Michigan native from Hudsonville, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, outdoors, on the water, exploring northern Michigan, and on improving her cooking skills. She loves to travel and is always looking forward to her next adventure.

Education, Certifications & Affiliations

Undergraduate Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Exercise Science, 2011, Cum Laude, Hope College (Holland, Michigan)
Graduate School Education
  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, 2014, Summa Cum Laude, Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Board Certification
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Certified Physician Assistant, 2014
Hospital Affiliations
  • Holland Hospital
  • Corewell Health Zeeland Hospital