Stephen Hanson, MPA, PA-C

Physician Assistant-Certified & Master of Public Administration


I have practiced in Bakersfield since April, 1981, and this is my hometown. I have had the great privilege and honor of working in a variety of specialties, and with some of the best physicians in Bakersfield.

I have been associated with Dr. Freeman since 2009, and I can honestly say that I’m in the best practice environment of my entire career. Between burns, and our complex and busy plastic and reconstructive surgery practice, I feel that we make a profound difference in the lives of our patients, and in our community. What I like the most about reconstructive surgery is that we take the challenges and problems of injury and disease, and restore the patient to a functional status, and many times, give them their lives and identities back. It is the most rewarding thing that I have done in my long career as a physician assistant.

Dr. Freeman and I are a team, and approach each day and each patient with everything that our combined training, experience, skills and ability has given us. The whole of our plastic surgery team is much greater than the sum of its parts, and I believe that our patients would wholeheartedly agree with that. We look forward to caring for you!