Chelsea Commander, APRN, FNP-C

Chelsea Commander, FNP-C graduated from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, LA with a Master of Nursing concentrating in Family Nurse Practitioner in May of 2011. Prior to attending the NP program at LSU she attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006. Chelsea is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Nuring and is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Chelsea has five years of nursing experience, with the last four years specializing in emergency medicine. She has worked in the clinical and surgical roles as a Nurse Practitioner with the Spine Center under the supervision of Dr. Kevin McCarthy since November 2011.


Recent Spine Articles

by Chelsea Commander, APRN, FNP-C

Dry Needling

Mar 10, 2017

More than 25% of Americans have a musculoskeletal condition that requires medical attention. Chronic back pain accounts for most of the common…

Pars Defect: Condition and Treatment

Sep 16, 2015

Spondylolysis, also known as a pars defect, happens when a crack forms in the bony ring on the back of the spinal…

Tobacco and Fusions: Quitting Before Surgery

Jul 21, 2015

When considering the consequences of smoking cigarettes prior to having back surgery, there really is no grey area. There has been more…