Kira McLemore, PA-C
Physician Assistant Kira McLemore supports Dr. Jeffrey Racca, who practices in General Orthopaedics with New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates. Kira believes that the best and most rewarding part of her job is seeing patients through the debilitating pain of end-stage osteoarthritis. She helps them through the struggle of rehabilitation following surgery, and enjoys celebrating “on the other side” when they are able to resume the activities they have been looking forward to. Kira feels that the “major mantras” for post-surgical patients should be “Use it or lose it” and “No pain, no gain.” She provides support, encouragement, commiseration as needed, and celebration as much as possible, knowing that the real work is done by the patient, who is the key ingredient of the team working to relieve joint pain and provide greater quality of life.
Kira enjoys hiking with her dog and exploring the extensive “foodie” culture of Albuquerque. When not in surgery or clinic, she relaxes with painting and cooking.