Physician Assistants

Andrew S. Berg, PA-C

Cecil J. Fackrell, PA-C

What is a Physician Assistant?

A physician assistant (PA) is a health professional licensed by the state or credentialed by a federal employer to practice medicine as delegated by and with the supervision of a physician. PAs provide a broad range of medical and surgical services that traditionally have been performed by physicians.

A hallmark of physician assistant practices is that PAs work as a member of a team with their supervising physicians as the leader of the team. As members of the medical team, PAs diagnose and treat illness.

What does a physician assistant do?

As part of their responsibilities, physician assistants perform physical exams, diagnose illnesses, develop and carry out treatment plans, order and interpret lab tests, biopsy and remove various skin lesions and cancers, provide patient education and preventative health care counseling, and prescribe medications