Joy L. Hopkins, PA-C | CNSA Physician's Assistant | Neurosurgeon & Spine Specialist in Charlotte NC

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Joy L. Hopkins, PA-C

Special Interests

  • Spinal Care


Joy L. Hopkins, PA-C assists Dr. Oberer in adult spinal surgery. Her philosophy of care starts with listening closely to what the patient is saying and caring for them like she would for her family members. Her goal is to extend excellent care in a compassionate and understanding way.

Joy decided as early as 5th grade that she wanted to be a neurosurgeon. She decided to become a PA instead of a doctor so she could have more flexibility to spend time with her own children. She is originally from Pittsburgh but has called North Carolina home for 18 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


  • Undergraduate Degree
    Duquesne University, Cum Laude
  • Physician Assistant Master's Degree
    Duquesne University

Joy L. Hopkins, PA-C is a member of Dr. Oberer's Care Team

Daniel M. Oberer, MD
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