Are Physicians Overtrained? Is Physician Assistant Education Enough?

In last month’s issue of JAAPA (Journal of the American Academy of PAs), PAs James Cawley, Richard Dehn, and Dr. Christine Everett discussed whether or not the educational paradigm for primary care providers is changing, an issue already addressed by physician assistant education. The authors raise the question: Are physicians …

According to Science, Physician Assistants Provide Quality Care with Excellent Outcomes

What happens when you analyze 30 million patient visits by Advanced Practice Providers (PAs and NPs)? You discover that they care for the same types of patients as physicians and achieve equivalent or better results.  In 2019, two MDs teamed up for a critical review of 30 research papers on …

Physician Assistant vs Physician Associate and Other Name Change Options

One of the greatest issues facing physician assistants (PAs) is that of a name change. But this isn’t a new dilemma. A vigorous debate has taken place for at least the last 10 years, but in reality, it has been a constant in the profession since PAs really started to …