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Archive for the 'Physician Assistant' Category

Salary of Physician Assistant

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Before we can talk about the salary of physician assistant, we must briefly look at what a physician assistant really is. While some people may have heard of a physician assistant before, a good number of people still likely have not heard of this profession, and with good reason. After all, as a medical professional, […]

Physician Assistant Job Description

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Are you a young and dynamic physician assistant fresh out of school and keen to serve humanity? Well, you will be happy to know that there’s a huge demand for physician assistants and every state is offloading more duties and responsibilities on their able shoulders. So, welcome to the real world and here’s a job […]

Typical Demographic Characteristics of Physician Assistants

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Before you discover just what the typical demographic is for a physician assistant, it would be best to first briefly revisit what a physician assistant is in the first place. A physician assistant, abbreviated PA, is a medical professional who is both licensed as well as trained to practice medicine while being supervised by a […]

Why You Should Become a Physician Assistant?

Friday, February 17th, 2012

If you are asking yourself just why you should study to become a physician assistant, there is a good chance that you are considering a career in the medical field, but are not committed to investing all of that time and energy into becoming a full-fledged doctor. In one sense, you should become a physician […]

The Origin of the Physician Assistant Profession

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Before we can get into a discussion on just how the physician assistant profession began, it will be useful to precisely define just what a physician assistant is. In a nutshell, a physician assistant is a medical professional just like a regular doctor, but unlike said regular doctor, a physician assistant does not have all […]

What’s the Difference Between a Physician Assistant and a Physician?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Many people have heard of a physician, obviously, but fewer people probably have heard of a physician assistant, and with good reason. We all know that a physician is a doctor, a medical professional who invested a lot of years in medical school in order to be able to diagnose patients and treat their ills. […]

Pathologist Assistant Salary and Career Path

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

The pathologist assistant salary can be anywhere between $70,000 and $100,000 per year. Over time, proficiency and experience help a pathologist assistant earn more than $100,000 per year. It’s a steady, well-paying and fulfilling career in an industry that’s booming despite the recession. Pathology involves the studying and diagnosing of diseases by examining organs, cells, […]

The Limitations of a Physician Assistant

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

A physician assistant’s duties and responsibilities depend on his training, experience, and state laws. A physician assistant assists his/her physician, so it can be said that the physician performs complicated procedures while the PA performs simple and routine procedures. However, the PA practice is growing rapidly and many doctors allow their PAs to treat patients […]

Physician Assistants and Their Areas of Medicine

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Physician assistants are found in all areas of medicine such as internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, surgery, psychiatry, orthopedics, anesthesiology, surgical sub-specialties, and more. These healthcare professionals are highly in demand and can find employment in healthcare, education, research, administration and government facilities. Here are the duties and responsibilities of physician assistants involved […]

The Importance of Malpractice Insurance for Physician Assistants

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Anthony Williams was PA to Dr. Carlton West, an orthopedic surgeon, in Michael Reese Medical Center. A patient, G.J., was operated upon and both Dr. West and Anthony failed to review G.J.’s medical history of deep vein thrombosis. They therefore failed to order anticoagulant therapy in time and G.J. ultimately died. The jury of the […]