Physician Assistants

Meet our Physician Assistants by viewing their personal pages in the right menu. 

 

At Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, there are many Physician Assistants that work with the physicians in the office and also assist in the operating room. Each Physician-PA team has developed their own working relationship to give our patients the best care and to allow the physician to work as efficiently as possible in addition to allowing for more efficient patient care.

What is a Physician Assistant?

  • A PA is a healthcare provider who has graduated from a credentialed master’s level PA program.
  • A PA must pass a certifying exam by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  • A PA is required to complete continuing medical education and pass a recertification exam every 6-10 years.

What are typical Physician Assistant duties?

  • Perform physical exams
  • Order and interpret labs and diagnostic procedures
  • Formulate diagnoses
  • Implement treatment plans in collaboration with their supervising physician
  • Provide therapeutic injections
  • Order and apply splinting and casting
  • Assist the supervising surgeon in the operating room
  • Prescribe medications, Physical Therapy, and orthopedic devices

Physician Assistants at Beacon Orthopaedics

All of the PAs practice under the supervision of one of our physicians.  The PAs at Beacon Orthopaedics are an integral part of the healthcare team.  They work very closely with their supervising physician to treat the orthopedic needs of the patient.  This team approach provides patients with increased availability, increased patient satisfaction, and a high level of orthopedic care.

For more information about PAs click here.