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Physician assistant (PA)


Physician assistants take medical histories, examine patients, order and interpret lab tests and X-rays, and prescribe medicines, as delegated and supervised by a physician. You may choose this provider for preventative care, routine exams, illness or injury.




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Source: Allina Health clinics Administration; Joy Roeglin, RN, voice specialist

First published: 07/29/1999
Last updated: 04/05/2010

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics