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physician assistant

n. Abbr. PA
A person trained to provide a variety of medical services, usually under the supervision of a physician.

physi′cian assis`tant

or physi′cian's assis′tant,

a person trained and certified to perform many clinical procedures under the supervision of a physician. Abbr.: PA
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He belongs to the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA).
A Comprehensive Review for the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants, 6th Edition (online access included)
introduced the bipartisan Medicare Patient Access to Hospice Act today, which would allow physician assistants to provide and manage hospice care for Medicare beneficiaries.
Currently, Holtham is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Space Coast Clinicians Group as well as certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.
Supporters say that expanding the authority of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dental hygienists and other oral health providers to perform additional procedures, treatments and actions would help alleviate health workforce shortages.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners, who work in tandem with doctors to provide primary care to patients, are key to making health care reform work in Oregon.
New legislation in the House of Representatives would expand scholarships and other financial resources for students who want to become physician assistants as well as help colleges, including HBCUs and those in rural areas, develop their physician assistant programs.
In an attempt to reinforce the collaboration between physicians and physician assistants, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program joined forces for an interprofessional education day.
Some of the non-physician providers who are seeking a higher profile are physician assistants.
She is a member of the Society of Dermatology for Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
1) NZN0 (2009) Submission on the regulation and training of physician assistants.
DATA WATCH Flu vaccination in the health care sector, 2013-2014 flu season Physicians n=326 Nurses n=203 Nurse practitioners/ physician assistants n=125 Other clinical personnel n=533 Nonclinical Personnel n=445 Notes: Based on an Internet survey conducted April 1-16, 2014, by the CDC.

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