What does it mean to be a PA?

Physician assistants (PAs) are healthcare professionals authorized to practice medicine as part of a healthcare team managed by a physician. PAs perform a comprehensive range of medical duties, from basic primary care to assisting in major surgery. They can prescribe medication in all states, the District of Columbia and many U.S. territories. 

For more information, check out this PA Brochure from the American Academy of Physician Assistants.