Physician assistants play vital role in health-care system

October 12, 2021 10:26 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

Orlando Sentinel | Melissa Rodriguez

We all know that receiving medical care can be stressful. Whether you’re nervous about a procedure, frustrated at the wait time for an appointment, or visiting a new medical practice for the first time, navigating the health-care world can be understandably unnerving.

But PAs, or physician assistants, are here to help.

When you need health care, our goal is to be there for you. PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and can serve as your obstetrics and gynecology healthcare provider. PAs improve health-care access and quality, making it easier for you to get the care you need.

October 6-12 is PA Week, which recognizes our profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. During PA Week, we hope you’ll have the chance to talk to a PA about what it is we do, and why we’re proud to do it.

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