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What is a Physician Assistant?
 
 

Physician Assistants (PA's) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with Physician supervision. In North Carolina, PA's are credentialed to conduct physical exams, diagnose, treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive care, perform minor surgery and write prescriptions.

Our PA's have had intensive training at accredited programs. They have each taken certification examinations and log 100 hours of continuing education credit every two years. They recertify by taking the national exam every six years.

Our PA's work closely with the physicians each day, reviewing charts and discussing patients' needs. Our PA's are highly trained, experienced, and offer excellent care to our patients.

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