What is a Physical Assistant?

April 8, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

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Last modified April 8, 2020

Physical Assistants (PAs) are medical providers who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare professional. With thousands of hours of medical training, PAs are versatile and collaborative. PAs practice in every state and in every medical setting and specialty, improving healthcare access and quality. Learn more about PAs from the American Academy of PAs (AAPA).


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