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A 20-year-old male asked:

Do doctors prefer to work with nurse practitioners or physician assistants?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Both: It doesn't matter. What matters is the person's skills, knowledge, personality, bedside manner, and teamwork.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between a nurse practitioner and a physician's assistant?

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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Almost the same: Their work is almost the same, but... Nurse practitioner has more independence at work, they can work alone and have their own practice, also they have more academical education, such as master degree. In comparison, physician assistant needs to work only under licensed physician, and his degree of autonomy at work would depends on the licensed physician he works with and his experience.
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