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What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?

A physician assistant is a graduate of a nationally accredited physician assistant educational program and certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) to practice medicine. PAs receive state-specific authorization to practice medicine in conjunction with a supervising licensed physician in a variety of medical settings. As part of the clinical team, a physician assistant may evaluate patients, perform medical procedures, and order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic imaging studies. They are licensed by the US Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe and dispense medications including controlled substances. Please feel free to enquire further.