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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
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What can a physician assistant specialize in and how much would he earn in each specialty?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
What can a physician assistant specialize in and how much would he earn in each specialty?

Many choices: Once graduated from an accredited pa program and passing certifying exams, many pa's work in primary care situations. They can also take additional specialty training and work as extenders in physician specialists' offices. Salaries depend on the practice and job offer. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified
22 years in practice
170K people helped
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
32M people helped
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Should i be a physician assistant? Is this a good career choice?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
32M people helped
Should i be a physician assistant? Is this a good career choice?

Terrific choice: PAs are in strong demand, get paid well and have a great deal of prestige. It is obviously a much shorter track than becoming a regular doctor so it is quicker and cheaper to become one. Yet you have frequently equivalent responsibilities and a strong likelihood of lifetime employment. Go for it. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified
22 years in practice
170K people helped
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
22M people helped
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Can you tell me about physician assistant vs. physician?

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
22M people helped
Can you tell me about physician assistant vs. physician?

Sort of like an RN,: but not trained by nurses; instead trained by physicians. Nurse training typically emphasizes current routines of disease treatment/management. Physician training typically emphasizes background issues & theories of body function & diseases. Physician approach typically more flexible. Yet always extremely dependant on the viewpoints/background/interests/biases of the individual(s) involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
1M people helped
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How long does it take to get in to see a physician assistant?

Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
1M people helped

Call around: This is highly variable and the best way to find out is to call around and ask. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified
22 years in practice
170K people helped
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
29 years in practice
4M people helped
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What is physician assistant vs nurse clinician?

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
29 years in practice
4M people helped
What is physician assistant vs nurse clinician?

NP vs PA: Nps and pas may overlap in many aspects of being physician extenders. Nurse practicianers obtain a bachelors degree in nursing and then additional training to be a np. Physician assistance usually obtain a masters degree. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped
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What can you do with a bachelors in physician assistant studies?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped
What can you do with a bachelors in physician assistant studies?

Take Science courses: You take undergraduate courses in science just like Pre Med Courses ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Board Certified, Family Medicine
47 years in practice
1M people helped
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Recommended to a gastronolgist. Long trip to meet w him. Met with the physician assistant instead cause he was busy. Is that common for first consult?

Dr. Marc Hirsch
Board Certified, Family Medicine
47 years in practice
1M people helped
Recommended to a gastronolgist. Long trip to meet w him. Met with the physician assistant instead cause he was busy. Is that common for first consult?

Yes: It is a useful way to screen patients so the specialist is used to their best advantage. This is why the profession of physician's assistants was created. ...Read more

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Dr. Mahdis Sarrafi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
4 years in practice
5K people helped
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Whats the difference in work and knowledge between that of physician assistant vs. physicians?

Dr. Mahdis Sarrafi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
4 years in practice
5K people helped
Whats the difference in work and knowledge between that of physician assistant vs. physicians?

PA: Physicians get a very comprehensive education, they need to go through undergrad, then 4 years of medical school then at least 3 years of residency training and they need to take different national boards.Physician assistants get the undergrad degree and do Master's degree and they need to practice under physicians supervision. They are called mid-level practitioners as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
5M people helped
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Can Physician Assistant join the HealthTap network?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
5M people helped

PA: Of course you can. Look around and see if there is an opportunity you like best. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Hoping you can tell me, is physician assistant and a medical assistant the same?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
Hoping you can tell me, is physician assistant and a medical assistant the same?

No very different.: A physician's assistant actually provides medical care under a doctor's supervision. They have several years of post secondary education. They earn an average of > $81, 000 per year. A medical assistant usually has 6 months to 1 year of training. Not all states require certification. They assist with administrative & clinical duties.They earn $19, 000 to $28, 000 annually. ...Read more

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