Nicole Jarboe, LPNNicole has been a member of Dr. Badman’s orthopedic team since July 2011. She has over 14 years of orthopedic experience and has been a nurse since 1994. Nicole attended Winona State University and Minneapolis Technical College with a degree Practical Nursing. Nicole is responsible for all surgery coordination and Dr. Badman’s schedule, but also assists in general patient care. She enjoys working with patients and assisting them in their recovery after surgery or an injury. In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and two children
Brad Crackel, ATC, OTC
Brad has been a member of Dr. Badman’s orthopedic team since April of 2012. He brings in over 13 years of orthopedic experience. Brad has worked in the orthopedic office setting since 2007. Prior to that, he served as the head athletic trainer at Terre Haute South High School for 6 years. Brad received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from Indiana State University in 2001. Besides general patient care, Brad handles the casting/splinting/bracing duties and implements home exercise programs. He truly enjoys working with orthopedic patients, and helping restore their function and mobility. In his free time, Brad enjoys staying active by running, biking, and playing recreational sports.
A Hoosier himself, Brad Stephenson was born and raised on the south side of Indianapolis. Being the youngest of 6 children in his family, he has been able to develop a hard working mentality, which he filters towards his patients, as he cares for them in the many orthopedic concerns that can affect ones daily life. He went on to begin his education as an Exercise Science major at Indiana University at the Bloomington, IN campus. Following his four-year tenure at IU, he went on to gain a second undergraduate degree in Health Science and his Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at Butler University in Indianapolis. Amidst graduating from the Physician Assistant Program at Butler University, he joined Dr. Brian Badman at American Health Network, where he will focus his time on diagnosing and treating the many injuries and ailments associated with the human body.
By working directly under Dr. Brian Badman, he has been able to hone his orthopedic skills diagnosing and treating a variety of injuries and ailments. Some of the common injuries and diagnoses he sees are joint osteoarthritis, wrist fractures, carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome, golfers and tennis elbow, and low back pain. Through his patient population, he sees patients of all ages with common complaints of shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee pain.
He learned through his own experiences how a health care provider can make a big difference when caring for their patients by the way one interacts. He uses his personal encounters, along with those of his family, to make bedside manners an important factor when providing for his patients.
In his free time, Brad enjoys spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his orthopedic practice, he stays involved in sports by cheering on his alumni, the Indiana Hoosiers and the Butler Bulldogs.