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Pa Physician Assistant
Depends: This depends on state and facility guidelines. ...Read more
I had nevous sebacous removed from my head almost two years ago in a 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
Is it common to use a NP or PA for primary care visits instead of the actual physician? It's hard to get appt w/ the dr & wonder if a NP is good?
NP: If your ailments are chronic or simple in nature than a NP (Nurse Practitioner) would be your best bet if you are having difficulty seeing a physician. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Take Science courses: You take undergraduate courses in science just like Pre Med Courses ...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
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