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Ariana Bissinger

Ariana Bissinger

Reflex Nurse Practitioner

Ari has been a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Portland area for four and a half years. Her experience has also included volunteer work in Nepal, and in Portland at Outside In, Project Erase.

Living in the Pacific Northwest provides her with ample opportunities for climbing, mountaineering and hiking. Ari also enjoys cooking and traveling. Ari has a special interest in nutrition and functional medicine, and enjoys discussing how nutrition and lifestyle can contribute to inflammation in the body.

“I understand firsthand what it means to be struggling with knee pain. As a lifelong athlete and outdoor activist, I started suffering from knee injuries at an early age while playing soccer. Thanks to a multi-disciplinary team, I have been able to keep doing the activities I love. Because of these experiences, I decided to pursue further training in orthopedics. I has been a joy to pay it forward and help patients return to activities.”


Credentials/Specialty Training

  • Specialized Training in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Specialized Training in Interventional Orthopedics
  • Specialized Training in Viscosupplementation (Knee Injection Therapy)
  • Specialized Training in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • Certified Fluoroscopist
  • Specialized Training in Knee Pain and Knee Injuries
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Heart Association BLS including CPR and AED 

Professional Background

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Oregon

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Wilderness Medical Society


  • Duke University School of Nursing, Durham NC
    • Certificate in Orthopedics
  • Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville TN
    • MS Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Sciences, Nashville TN
    • BA Medicine, Health and Society