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Highest Paying Physician Assistant Specialties
Many choices: Once graduated from an accredited pa program and passing certifying exams, many pas 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
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 master’s degree. ...Read more
PA: Of course, you can. Look around and see if there is an opportunity you like best. ...Read more
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 underlying/basic issues & theories of body function & diseases. Physician approach typically more flexible. Yet always extremely dependent on the viewpoints/background/interests/biases of the individual(s) involved. ...Read more
Call around: This is highly variable and the best way to find out is to call around and ask. ...Read more
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
Take Science courses: You take undergraduate courses in science just like Pre Med Courses ...Read more
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
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
Whatever you want: You can do either one. Just have to look at the training requirements. ...Read more
PA vs NP: Training and education>pa has less training and education than np who must be a registered nurse before going for the np degree. ...Read more
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
It is possible that a physician assistant prescribe basic medications for family members or friends?
Not recommended: Not recommended, but they can, but are prohibited from prescribing controlled substance to family members just like physicians are, check your own states rules. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on state and facility guidelines. ...Read more
2 yrs after college: Most physicians assistant programs are 2 year degrees after completing a bachelors degree. However, to get into a pa program they will want you to have experience in a medical setting so this can add time to your path. ...Read more
I went to see my doctor but he wasn't there instead I saw a physician assistant. What exactly is a physician assistant? How could they replace the md?
A PA: Or physician's assistant is a medical provider who works on a medical team with a physician. The pa can evaluate, diagnose, treat ; prescribe. There are many situations which don't require a physician ; for which a pa would be appropriate. Take care. ...Read more
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http://www.Bls. Gov/ooh/healthcare/physician-assistants. Htm.
Depends on state: Most are supervised by a doctor behind the scenes but it varies by state. ...Read more
Can a doctor who goes through medical school but doesn't do a residency become a physician assistant?
Probably: Probably but they still have to take exams and get licensed. However, why would someone go through all those 4 years and the tremendous expense to be a PA when PA school is shorter and less expensive? ...Read more
Should I become a physician assistant or family nurse practitioner (emergency focus) to work in the er?
Doesn't matter: Either one is fine. It really depends on your state's laws and local hospitals' regulations on how independent each can be and the prescribing rules for each. The training is different. A np needs to be a rn (with experience) first. A pa goes to school straight from college. There is a training period after each but that varies based on your specialization (e.g. Emergency). ...Read more
What direction should I be looking? Over the last almost 2 months I have been experiencing several symptoms & can only afford a low income clinic, physician assistant. I would like to know what direction to ask her to take. Anxiety:buspirone 10mg, 2x a da
A physician assistant is able to take a detailed history, perform a physical, and order diagnostic testing. If they feel the patient's problems/issues are above the scope of their knowledge, they have a supervising md they can consult with, therefore do not be concerned about only being able to "afford a low income clinic" and see a pa.
As far as what 'direction" you should take, that's up to you. Most medical providers typically address 3 problems per visit, therefore you should pick the 3 most pressing problems to discuss.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Would emergency medicine doctors in the ED rather work with a family nurse practitioner, acute care nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant?
Depends: They are all good options. It really depends on the individual's capabilities, motivation, enthusiasm and experience. ...Read more
I had nevous sebacous removed from my head almost two years ago in an office setting by a physician assistant are PA aloud to do surgeries like that?
Sure: Under supervision of course. Whatever the supervising physician thinks the assistant can handle. I could teach a high school kid to do it safely in an afternoon with time left over. Glad you got that thing off. Best wishes. ...Read more
I saw a physician assistant at urgent care for eye brush jab. Are they capable to treat minor eye problems or know if damage is done? To pt of refer?
Maybe: That depends on your problem. Consult an eye care specialist if your problem is not addressed. ...Read more
Should a normal urgent care physician assistant or nurse practitioner tell the different between pink eye and uveitis?
Depends : Uveitis requires a slit lamp biomicroscopic examination of the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye to make the diagnosis. Some ERs have these instruments. Pink eye, infectious or allergic, can often be made by history and external examination aided by a light source and magnification. A slit lamp is useful but not always required in an ER or quick care facility. So the answer: It depends. ...Read more
If a patient feels they have reason to believe they have a disease, and will pay for tests, can they get a physician to order relevant riskfree tests?
Let doctor doctor: No. There is ethics and license issues at play here. Sometimes our job is to teach you or others where their assumptions are wrong and why some tests are not indicated. ...Read more
Could a person request an angiogram without a specific referral from the physician if he/she agrees to pay for the test?
No: No reputable doctor would perform an invasive test that carries a small but measurable mortality risk without a proper indication. (ability to pay does not constitute a proper indication). ...Read more
Is it possible for a person to request an angiogram without a specific referral from the physician if he/she agrees to pay for the test?
Angiogram : A person can request anything. An ethical physician will not offer a test unless the benefits to risks of the test for the individual patient are appropriate. ...Read more