Physician Assistants (PA) are nationally certified and state licensed to practice medicine. For nearly 50 years, PAs have been part of the healthcare team. PAs perform a comprehensive range of medical duties, from primary care to assisting in major surgery. PAs are educated at the graduate level and practice in every medical and surgical setting and specialty. PAs can: 

  • Order and interpret tests
  • Diagnose and treat illnesses
  • Prescribe medication
  • Counsel on preventative healthcare
  • Conduct physical exams
  • Obtain patient medical histories
  • Develop treatment plans
  • Prescribe medication
  • Assist in surgery

Throughout their training, PAs complete more than 2,000 hours of clinical rotations in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, general surgery, emergency medicine, and psychiatry.

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