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What do Physician Assistants do at the hospital?


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Estelle’s Answer

All good answers. Some PA's also assist in surgery for their supervising physicians then round postoperatively.

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Rachel’s Answer

It depends completely on what type of specialty the PA works in. In surgery, PA's often round on post-op patients in the morning, make sure they are doing well and then discharge the patient home when ready. They can assist in performing surgeries in the operating room. They also see patients in clinic, especially those patients who are uncomplicated and just need a check up after surgery.

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Corrine’s Answer

Physician assistants at a hospital are specialized in hospital medicine practice medicine throughout the hospital system. This may include performing a wide range of duties that include: Admitting patients on behalf of the attending physician. Performing patient histories and physicals.

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Dennis’s Answer

A physician assistant (PA) is a licensed medical professional who holds an advanced degree and is able to provide direct patient care. They work with patients of all ages in virtually all specialty and primary care areas, diagnosing and treating common illnesses and working with minor procedures.

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Richard’s Answer

In my radiology practice, PAs perform History and Physical prior to procedures. They also perform some of the radiology procedures including PICC and central lines, barium studies, biopsies, and drainiages.

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