physician assistant

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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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She obtained a bachelor's of arts in marketing management from Bellevue University and a master's in physician's assistant studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
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An inmate who was serving a nine month jail sentence filed a pro se and in forma pauperis [section] 1983 suit against the jail's physician's assistant.
A physician's assistant student at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, for example, objected to being assigned for his mandatory obstetrics and gynecology rotation to an abortion clinic.
All particles, blood, and dried mucus are removed within a two-minute period, which saves time and effort for the physician's assistant.
Instead, he's a fully licensed member of a relatively new breed of medical worker: the physician's assistant.
With physician oversight and following physician-developed clinical protocols, the clinics will be staffed by either a Certified Nurse Practitioner or a Physician's Assistant, who has advanced training to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services and prescribe medications.
The defendant objected to the plaintiffs' statement of the case, which, for the first time, referred to the acts of a Physician's Assistant Scott Luft as imputable to Dr.
They have a system where a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant sees patients who are less sick by themselves, and that leaves sicker patients to be seen by the physicians.
The clinics will be staffed by either a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant and will charge a fixed price--typically in the $45 range--for a variety of routine medical services including physical exams, immunizations, flu shots and treatment of common illnesses such as allergies, bladder infections, bronchitis, ear and sinus infections and strep throat.

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