By Michele Kassmeier, MPH, PA-C, orthopedic physician assistant
Did you know that October 6-12, 2023 is National Physician Assistant Week?
To all physician assistants within District Medical Group and across the nation, “Happy Physician Assistant Week! We appreciate you.”
For those who may be asking, “What is a physician assistant, ” here’s the answer. The first physician assistant (PA) class was formed in 1965, and this year, the 200,000th PA was certified. A relatively new profession, PAs are graduate level professionals working as a part of the healthcare team. They care for patients in hospitals, urgent cares, emergency departments, and outpatient clinics, as well as across a broad range of medical specialties such as family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, and other specialties.