Role of Physician Assistants

What is a Physician Assistant?

A Physician Assistant (PA) is a medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor. A PA is a graduate of an accredited PA medical program who is nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician. Following their rigorous education, PAs are required to take 100 hours of continuing medical education classes every two years and complete a recertification examination every six years.

What can a Physician Assistant do?

PAs perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab and diagnostic tests, perform procedures, counsel on preventive health care and prescribe medications.

PAs have a decades-long track record of providing excellent treatment. In fact, a PA working within their scope of practice generally provides care which is indistinguishable from that of other clinicians including physicians. Our patients have given us positive feedback on the quality of our Physician Assistants at The Doctor Is In.