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

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. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
46 years in practice
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Should i be a physician assistant? Is this a good career choice?

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. Buck Parker
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Board Certified, Podiatry
8 years in practice
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How long does it take to get in to see a physician assistant?

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. Jimmy Bowen
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
28 years in practice
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What is physician assistant vs nurse clinician?

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
51 years in practice
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What can you do with a bachelors in physician assistant studies?

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
46 years in practice
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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?

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
3 years in practice
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Whats the difference in work and knowledge between that of physician assistant vs. physicians?

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. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Hoping you can tell me, is physician assistant and a medical assistant the same?

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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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
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Should I become a nurse practitioner or physician assistant?

Whatever you want: You can do either one. Just have to look at the training requirements. ...Read more

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