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What is a Physician Associate?
What is a Physician Associate?

What is a Physician Associate? Our brief intro to the profession.

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Written by Locum PA Team
Updated over a week ago

A Physician Associate is a postgraduate medic that works as part of the medical team.ย 

Physician Associates work within a defined scope of practice and limits of competence. They:

The PA can see any patient of any age
See patients with undifferentiated diagnosis
Formulate differential diagnosis and management plans
Acute and Chronic disease management
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Request and interpret diagnostic studies & results interpretation
Telephone triage/appointments
Face-to-face appointments
Home visits
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