Vince Viola, MS, PA-C
Vince began his medical career as a combat medic in the United States Army after completing training at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. In 1991, after finishing his Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.
His clinical practice includes:
• A myriad of experience involving positions in Family Medicine
• Emergency Medicine
• Occupational Medicine
• Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
• Orthopedic Surgery
He has a special interest in Sports Medicine and initiated a successful program at Olean General Hospital, Olean, New York, serving as clinical coordinator and instructor for the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Athletic Training studies.
He has volunteered for many school sports programs including:
• Abilene Independent School District
• Wylie Independent School District
• Hardin Simmons University
• McMurry University
• Medical staff for the Western Professional Hockey League’s Abilene Aviators for two years
Vince recently completed his Master’s in Physician Assistant studies in Sports Medicine through the Arizona School of Health Sciences and completed his clinical fellowship at Abilene Sports Medicine and Orthopedics.
In 2003, he completed a certificate course in Industrial and Occupational Medicine at Duke University and was an honor graduate. He is certified by the DOT (Dept. of Transportation) to perform physical exams for commercial driver’s certification.
His memberships include:
• the American Academy of Physician Assistants
• the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants
He is board certified by the NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants).
Vince and his wife Shanna, a Registered Nurse, have a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Kaitlynn. His other personal interests include all sports, weight lifting, fly fishing and hunting. He also enjoys working with young athletes in sports conditioning and strength training.
Articles: Vince authored a research article, “Utilizing Athletic Trainers in Treating the Industrial Athlete” which was published in the NATA (National Athletic Trainers Association) News.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thurs: 7am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm
Saturday* and Sunday: Closed
*Dr. Melton is open every other Saturday, please call for an appointment