Meet Our Team


Lori Compton, RN, BSN, ONC
Nurse Navigator

Lori specializes in Orthopedics specifically Joint Replacement. She completed her Bachelor of Science at Olivet Nazarene University. Lori holds a national board certification in Orthopedic Nursing from NAON (National Association of Orthopedic Nurses) and has almost 20 years of Orthopedic Nursing experience.

Lori navigates the patient from the first office visit through the surgical experience and postoperative care, her passion is patient education and experience. Lori’s recent experience includes 8 years as the Nurse Manager of a 36 bed Orthopedic Unit. Lori has lived in Elgin for almost 30 years; she is married to a local attorney and has 3 adult children.


Debbie Moore
Executive Assistant

Debbie Moore has worked as part of Dr. Palmer’s team for over 10 years. She communicates with your primary care physician to ensure we receive your medical clearance prior to surgery. Debbie also schedules patient appointments and additional testing such as MRI or ultrasound.


Navylia R. Abele, PA-C, MS
Physician Assistant

Navylia has been in the field of orthopedics for 7 years. Prior to joining Dr. Palmer’s team in 2012, she earned a Bachelor of Science with a Master in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Maryland. She completed a Master in Orthopedics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Currently, she is working on her doctorate in epidemiology.

As a physician assistant, Ms. Abele assists Dr. Palmer in surgery, provides post-operative care for patients, performs injections and minor procedures and is a valuable and experienced resource for patient questions and concerns. 


Sylvia Camacho
Executive Assistant

Sylvia Camacho has been with Dr. Palmer for just over a year. She works in tandem with Debbie. She works with all insurance companies to obtain the necessary pre-certification before surgery.

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