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Fillenworth, Michael



Michael Fillenworth started his healthcare career in 1986 as a Registered Respiratory Therapist working for Butterworth Hospital specializing in pediatric and neonatal critical care.  He also served as an ECMO technician, air flight, and ground transportation team member.  In 1997, he was accepted into the Central Michigan University Physician Assistant Program and graduated in 1999.  Mr. Fillenworth has served as a Physician Assistant for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and for Medical Arts Pediatrics and the Ready Care clinic at McLaren Central Michigan.  In 2002, he joined Central Michigan University as an Adjunct Professor, completing clinical site visits for the Physician Assistant Program.  Currently, Michael is an assistant professor primarily serving as the course director for clinical problem-solving classes.  He also provides ringside medical care for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Bellator and Fox Sports Net (FSN) boxing.  

More about Michael Fillenworth

  • Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Examiner
  • MS, Physician Assistant, Central Michigan University
  • BA, Health Studies, Western Michigan University
  • Clinical reasoning team-based learning
  • Interprofessional education
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
  • Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA)
  • National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certified
  • Michigan Department of Transportation Examiner
  • Michigan Drug Enforcement Administration

Courses Taught

  • PHA 640:  Clinical Problem Solving I
  • PHA 641:  Clinical Problem Solving II
  • PHA 642:  Clinical Problem Solving III

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