Here at Kramer Orthopedics we are pleased to work with Physician Assistants (PA’s).
A Physician Assistant, or PA, is a highly skilled health care professional licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PA’s conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions. Within the physician-PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A PA’s practice may also include education, research, and administrative services.
PA’s are trained in intensive education programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). To maintain their national certification, PA’s must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and sit for a recertification every six years.