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As licensed medical providers, PAs are critical to enhancing access to care in rural and underserved areas. 

Physician assistants (PAs) are nationally certified and state licensed to practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers. 



PAs are a key part of the patient-centered healthcare team, licensed to practice medicine, prescribe medication, treat chronic illnesses and assist in surgery in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 

PAs practice medicine.   

  • PAs practice in every medical and surgical specialty and setting.  

  • PAs manage the full scope of patient care, often handling patients with comorbidities.  

  • PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, assist in surgery, coordinate care, counsel on preventive healthcare, prescribe medications and more.