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Samantha Barnett

Orthopedic Surgery Physician Assistant

Samantha Barnett is a board-certified physician assistant who believes education is key to empowering patients to take ownership of their post-operative regimen and feel confident that the work they put in will lead to a successful outcome. She believes education also helps patients set realistic expectations for the journey to recovery and minimize unnecessary concerns along the way.

Samantha specializes in orthopedic surgery, such as adult hip and knee replacements, and has experience with robot-assisted surgeries, including total knee replacements, partial knee replacements and direct anterior approach total hip replacements.

Samantha was drawn to orthopedics due to the reproducible and visual enhancement in a patient’s mobility and quality of life following a joint replacement. She’s also drawn to the specialty due to the elective nature of the treatment, which allows patients to move through treatment options at their own pace and play an active role in deciding next steps in treatment. In her free time, Samantha enjoys photography, woodworking and traveling. She is married with two daughters.

Areas of Focus

Adult Hip and Knee Replacement | Orthopedic Surgery

Memberships and Services

  • American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member


  • Basic Life Support, 2015
  • Controlled Substance Registration/DEA Registration, 2016
  • Indiana State Physician Assistant Licensure, 2015
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Board-certified, 2015


  • Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI), BS (Kinesiology)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, MS (Physician Assistant Studies)
Our team truly goes above and beyond to ensure patients’ questions and concerns are addressed thoroughly and in a timely manner. Patients treated by our team will feel heard, valued and prepared to embark on their treatment journey to get back to their desired activities!
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As a high school student-athlete, Dr. Thomas Klootwyk developed an early interest in sports medicine. Specializing in disorders of the knee, Dr. Klootwyk brings the knowledge he has gained as head team physician of the @Colts to each patient he sees. https://bit.ly/3HBpDBL

Please join us in welcoming Trevor Claridge, DPT to our rehabilitation team. Trevor developed an interest in physical therapy after a successful rehabilitation experience helped him return to full health after a car accident. Learn more about Trevor at https://bit.ly/39vXAqI.

It's an honor to be trusted by @CarmelPD as their tactical athlete provider. Our team is able to provide their officers with convenient access to individualized orthopedic care allowing them to do what they do best — serve and protect. Learn more at https://bit.ly/39Mfaqb.

As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ryan Jaggers' goal is to help patients return to their desired activities free from pain. He sees patients of all ages and manages disorders ranging from acute sports injuries to arthritis. Learn more about Dr. Jaggers at http://forteortho.com.

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