- Published: 09 September 2011
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What is a Physician Assistant?
"PA" stands for Physician Assistant. PAs are highly skilled healthcare professionals trained to provide patient evaluation, education and other healthcare services under the supervision of a physician.
Our PAs offer a wide range of orthopaedic services. They are involved in many aspects of patient care, including performing medical examinations, diagnosing diseases and injuries and providing treatment, prescribing medications under the supervision of LOC physicians, and assisting with surgical procedures.
All Lincoln Orthopaedic Center PAs have completed intensive training and education in an accredited physician assistant program, and are board certified in their areas of expertise.
What are some of the services offered by Physician Assistants?
- Assisting in surgery
- Taking health histories
- Performing physical evaluations
- Ordering X-rays and laboratory tests
- Prescribing medications
- Administering injections
- Instructing and counseling patients
- Casting and splinting