Mount Nittany Physician Group

Specialties and Biography

Joshua Gates, PA-C, brings a passion for medicine, dedication to his community, and a commitment to providing exceptional care to the Mount Nittany Health community.

Joshua's path to Mount Nittany Health was inspired by his family ties and genuine desire to make a positive impact.

"From a young age, I wanted to work at Mount Nittany Health,” Joshua said. “My mom is a registered nurse in the health system, and I've heard it's a great place to work."

He holds a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Mercyhurst University, where he demonstrated leadership qualities as the Vice-President of the Mercyhurst Physician Assistant Student Society. He also has a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology from Lock Haven University.

Joshua emphasizes the importance of treating patients as his own family. “Interactions with patients, even if only 15-30 minutes, can have a lasting impact,” he said. “A positive experience can resonate with patients long after their visit, and I strive to make each encounter memorable.”

What motivates Joshua as a healthcare provider is the transformative nature of orthopedics. He finds inspiration in helping people during their most challenging moments, witnessing their journey from distress to recovery.

“Whether it's addressing mobility issues, modifying lifestyles, or providing conservative treatments, the care we give can make a significant difference in our patients' lives,” Joshua said.

Joshua offers expertise in various areas within orthopedics, including sports medicine, general orthopedics, and trauma care, focusing on fracture care.

Outside of his medical practice, Joshua shares a close bond with his parents and is a proud dog owner of a Corgi named Leo. He enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and biking, including traveling to destinations for hiking, such as the Grand Canyon, Colorado, and Hawaii. He also enjoys the thrill of riding a motorcycle.

Joshua's commitment to service extends beyond his medical career. He has served in the National Guard, dedicating one year to the Army National Guard, demonstrating his service to his country and community.

Joshua Gates, PA-C, brings a strong sense of community, a personal approach to patient care, and a wealth of expertise in orthopedics to Mount Nittany Health.


Master of Physician Assistant StudiesMercyhurst University - Erie, PA
Bachelor of Health SciencesLock Haven University - Lock Haven, PA


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