Also called: Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), Family Practice Physician Assistant, Physician Assistant Certified (PAC), Physician's Assistant
In the Air Force: Physician Assistant; Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine; Physician Assistant, General Surgery; Physician Assistant, Orthopedics; Physician Assistant, Otolaryngology; Physician Assistant, Otoloyngology
In the Army: Physician Assistant
In the Coast Guard: Physician's Assistant; Physicians Assistant
In the Navy: Physician's Assistant
- Examine patients to obtain information about their physical condition.
- Make tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients.
- Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
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