A Physician Assistant is a health care provider licensed to practice medicine as a member of a healthcare team, under the supervision of a doctor of medicine or osteopathy. PAs enhance the delivery of high quality health care and are trained and qualified to:
- Take medical histories
- Examine and treat patients
- Make diagnoses
- Prescribe medications
- Counsel patients
- Perform minor procedures
At our office, PA’s undergo extensive training with Doctor Judge and shadow her for several months in her work as a dermatologist, seeing and following up with hundreds of patients. The only procedure that the PA’s do not perform at our Orlando office is surgery. We are able to provide you with a more efficient surgery schedule by having a dedicated provider for surgeries.
PAs are trained in accredited programs which incorporate intensive classroom training and clinical rotations in a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Graduates of accredited PA training programs must pass a national certification examination in order to practice. Supervising physicians and state law determine the scope of a PA’s direction.