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Florica Potra-Cionca, P.A
Florica Potra-Cionca, PA Physician Assistant

Florica Potra-Cionca, PA Physician Assistant

Florica is a physician assistant with 14.5 years of experience in the Orthopaedic Spine Surgery department at UC Irvine Medical Center. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Within her role as a physician assistant, Florica works closely with the spine-trainedOrthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Nitin Bhatia, and assists in both the clinical and surgical settings.

During her Physician Assistant training at Riverside, Regional Medical Center, Florica completed clinical clerkships in internal medicine,orthopaedic surgery, general/vascular surgery, emergency medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and dermatology..

In her spare time, she enjoys participating in charitable outreach, including the Rotary Club. Living in Northern Nevada, Florica is excited to enjoy the outdoors and be engaged in community affairs. "Community involvement is important to me," she reflects.

She received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in exercise physiology with an emphasis in cardiopulmonary medicine and disease prevention. She completed his physician assistant training at the University of Utah in 1999. Her professional interests include adult medicine and chronic diseases. In his leisure time, Florica enjoys skiing, botany and travel. she is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopaedics at UCI Health — Irvine

    19200 Jamboree Road, Suite 4100
    Irvine, CA 92612

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  • UCI Medical Center

    101 The City Drive South
    Pavillion III, BLDG 29 A

    Orange, CA 92868

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  • UCI Health Orthopaedic &
    Sports Medicine Center

    1640 Newport Blvd.
    Suite 100

    Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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  • UCI Health — Laguna Hills

    23961 Calle de la Magdalena,
    Suite 200

    Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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  • UCI Health – Tustin

    1451 Irvine Blvd.
    Tustin, CA 92780

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Useful Links

  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Scolliosis Research Society
  • The International Society For the Study Of the Lumbar Spine
  • North American Spine Society
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
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