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Physician Assistants Week: Seven Ways PAs Make a Difference

National Physician Assistants (PAs) Week is Oct. 6th-12th. Wapiti salutes all the PAs whose passion for healthcare impacts lives daily. How do PAs contribute to improving patient care and addressing healthcare shortages? Here are seven ways PAs are making a difference! 

  • PAs are trained to provide a wide range of primary care services, including diagnosing and treating common illnesses and conducting physical exams. 
  • PAs work under the supervision of physicians and can handle many routine tasks independently, freeing up physicians to focus on more complex cases and improving overall efficiency. 
  • PAs working in emergency departments, urgent care centers, and walk-in clinics can help reduce overcrowding, allowing patients to receive timely care without long waits. 
  • Rural and underserved areas too often lack access to essential healthcare services related to staffing challenges. PAs are bridging the gap and helping to bring critical healthcare services to these communities. 
  • PAs can specialize in various medical areas, such as surgery, cardiology, and dermatology. With these specialized skills, they can collaborate with physicians to deliver patient care locally, eliminating the inconvenience and cost of traveling out of town for treatment.
  • Patients require help to manage diabetes, hypertension, asthma, or other chronic diseases. PAs can work with patients to develop treatment plans and monitor patient progress. 
  • PAs play an important role in surgical teams. They can help efficiently manage patient care by performing preoperative assessments and postoperative care.

In summary, PAs are vital to our healthcare system as highly skilled professionals who can help address staffing shortages. They provide a wide range of medical services in various settings and collaborate with physicians and other healthcare teams. Wapiti wishes a happy Physician Assistants Week to these dedicated professionals who offer our healthcare system much-needed expertise and flexibility.

Wapiti has opportunities for PAs, APPs, and physicians. Visit our jobs for the latest locum and perm openings!