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Celebrating Our Physician Assistants!

October 7, 2014 - TCO

Celebrating Our Physician Assistants!

We are taking the week to celebrate our wonderful physician assistant (PA) team! Throughout the week we will highlight a few of our PA’s and help you further understand what they do at St. Croix Orthopaedics (SCO).
What is a physician assistant?
A physician assistant is a medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor and is a graduate of an accredited educational program. They are nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician.
They carry out the following:

  • Perform physical examinations
  • Diagnose and treat illnesses
  • Order and interpret lab tests
  • Perform procedures such as injections
  • Assist in surgery and round at hospitals
  • Apply and remove casts and braces
  • Provide patient education