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P.A.s increase patient access to high-quality care

OrthoCarolina P.A.s (Physician Assistants) are trained alongside physicians and have a vast knowledge of medicine, many choosing specialty practices.  P.A.s increase patient access to high-quality care while decreasing wait times. At a practice like OrthoCarolina with locations across the region, having the best P.A.s means that patients also receive efficient, quality treatment close to home.

Thomas Gocke, III, MS, PA-C, ATC, works in OrthoCarolina’s Boone office and serves as the president of the organization Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery. “My practice has satellite clinics in more remote areas of the state,” he told “Adding P.A.s in those locations increases access to care and improves the quality of life for the people living nearby, because now they don't have to drive to the hospital for treatment.”

We are grateful for the hard work of our P.A.s, who are an essential part of the OrthoCarolina team. Read more about P.A. specialty careers here.

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