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What Does a Physician Assistant Do?

If you’ve ever scheduled a medical appointment (and if you’re reading this, you probably have) you know that there can sometimes be a wait to see providers. That’s where Physician Assistants come in. Nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals who work alongside physicians, PAs are a critical part of our medical practice and allow patients to obtain appointments sooner than they might have been able to otherwise. Physician assistants also play a big role in patient education, answering questions patients sometimes may not want to ask their doctors.

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"Those lacking determination or work ethic need not apply. This career is very rewarding, but it can also be very challenging at times. It requires a constant state of growth and education." – Julia C. Mayo, PA-C, OrthoCarolina Winston

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