Why Hire A PA?
Physician assistants, or PAs, are
licensed health care professionals who are trained in the medical
model and credentialed to practice medicine with physician
supervision. The physician-PA team is effective because of the
similarities in physician and PA training and the PA profession’s
commitment to practice with supervision. By hiring a PA, practices,
clinics and hospitals can function more fully and enhance
accessibility to care for patients.
PA practice is centered on patient
care, and may involve educational, research and administrative
activities. Some benefits of working with a PA include:
- A practice can significantly
increase the number of patients served in a day.
- A practice can expand office hours
to serve working families, or extend a practice by opening a
satellite office.PAs can diagnose patients, write
prescriptions, and council patients on preventive health strategies
under a physician’s direction.
- PAs can lighten the workload
considerably, allowing physicians more time for research, special
cases, personal and family time.
- PAs can provide quality medical
care in the face of medical staff shortages.
- PAs can provide patients with
quality medical care on a daily basis with limited supervision.
Cost Savings of working with a PA
of PAs in a practice can result in cost savings to patients, third
party payers, Medicare and Medicaid and to the practice or facility
in which the PA is supervised.