MID LEVEL PROVIDERS

Barrett Chaffin, N.P.

Barrett graduated in 1997 with his associate degree in Nursing and obtained his RN license. Two short years later he finished his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Barrett started his career at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital where he worked in several challenging settings that included critical care, cardiovascular surgery, and emergency medicine. In 2005, Barrett obtained his Master of Science in Nursing. Since then he has worked in critical care and cardiology with his most recent experience being in orthopedics. He has worked with Dr. Prince for the past six years and enjoys the challenges of his work. He is currently working on his First Assist Certification and Nurse Practitioner Certification in orthopedics. In his free time Barrett enjoys coaching his daughter’s soccer team, exercising, spending time with friends and family, and attending church at Providence Church in Albany, GA. Barrett and his wife, Meg, currently reside in Albany with their two daughters.

Sheri Smith

Sheri is a native of Southwest Georgia, born and raised in Cairo, GA. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Valdosta State College in 1990. She then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science Physician Assistant degree from Medical College of Georgia in 1994. Immediately following PA School, she worked with a general surgeon in Vidalia, Georgia for 3 years before returning closer to home in Albany GA to work with the general surgeons at Albany Surgical.

In 2006, she made the switch to orthopedics to join our team at MSA. She has worked closely with the spine surgeons for the last 9 years, but most recently has been assisting all of the physicians here at MSA from general orthopedics to interventional pain management.

Sheri, along with her husband and two children are active members of Sherwood Baptist Church. She enjoys spending time with her family, Bible study and outdoor activities such as ATV and horseback riding and taking care of all of her animals including her German Shorthair Pointer, two cats, horses, and a pot belly pig.

Leslie Mashburn, P.A.

Leslie Mashburn was born and raised in Albany, GA. She attended Valdosta State University where she majored in Biology. In 2006, Leslie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Medical College of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

Upon graduation, Leslie returned to Albany and began working with Dr. Phillip Hajek at Musculoskeletal Associates. In 2007, she moved to Savannah, GA to continue her career in orthopedics. She worked at Chatham Orthopedic Associates specializing in total joint replacement surgery, orthopedic trauma, and adult reconstruction. Leslie decided to move back to her hometown of Albany in 2014 to raise her family.

She is a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants.

Leslie and her husband, Jay reside in Albany with their two children, Lila and Jake. They enjoy attending First Christian Church of Albany and spending time with family and friends.

Randy Lane

Randy Lane was born and raised in Edison, Ga where he worked on a farm as a young boy with his father and family. Randy graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's in Chemistry where he performed research in breast cancer, as a result publishing two research papers in 2012. Randy is a member of Golden Key and Chemistry Honor Societies. In 2014, Randy graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Alabama with a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies.

Upon graduation, Randy began working at Georgia Sports Medicine where he worked alongside Dr. Edward Hellman in spine and general orthopedic procedures for three years. Randy was hired by MSA over one month ago as a physician assistant to Dr. Henry Barnard.

Randy enjoys spending time with his family and daughter Lexi, who is sixteen. Randy enjoys the outdoors and working with his father on his cattle farm.