(aka: Physician Associate)
The physician assistant role, legally associated with a supervising physician, has allowed PAs to perform tasks previously only performed by doctors: history taking, physical examination, diagnosis, and patient management. Numerous studies have documented the ability of PAs to provide high-quality health care, comparable to that of a physician, for about 80% of the conditions seen in primary care settings. The physician assistant is prepared, both academically and clinically, to provide health care services with the direction and responsible supervision of a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Osteopathy (DO). PA functions include performing diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and health maintenance services.
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Publications serving the physician assistant community.
Please submit only sites who''s target audience is made up of mostly physician assistants and or nurse practitioners. Publications and journals focusing on a larger audience of health-care professional should be listed under Health: News and Media: Journals or Magazines.