Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals who practice
medicine under a doctor's supervision in medical and surgical settings. They
can perform routine exams, order lab work and X-rays, prescribe
medicines, and counsel people about their health.
A physician assistant completes an accredited PA program after college. Then he or she is eligible to take the
Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE).
August 17, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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