Physician Assistance Medicine is the practice of medicine by a qualified physician assistant or PA who provides health care under the supervision of an orthopedic surgeon. The chief activities of a physician assistant include performing services related to diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and health maintenance.
Physician assistants are educated and trained health care professionals, who do the traditional tasks of a physician, but work under the assistance of a physician as part of a health care team. In the physician-physician assistant relationship, physician assistants’ exercise autonomy in decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic management services. A physician assistant’s practice may also include education, research, and administrative services.
Physician assistants work in all areas of medicine, including primary care and specialized areas such as orthopedics, gynecology, and psychiatry etc. A physician assistant may close incisions and provide care during, before and after a surgical procedure.
A physician assistant’s duties include the following:
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