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Education and Background

Board-Certified: National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants, National Board of Respiratory Care: Neonatal Pediatric Specialty

Professional Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants, Texas Association of Physician Assistants, Texas Gulf Coast Physician Assistant Association, American Association for Respiratory Care

Masters Degree: Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York

Licensed: Texas, Colorado

What is a PA (Physician's Assistant?

A physician assistant (PA) practices medicine under the direction of a physician (doctor).

Here are some of the actions PAs take as part of a healthcare team:

  • Take medical histories
  • Examine and treat patients
  • Make diagnoses
  • Prescribe medications.

PAs counsel patients, perform minor procedures and may even assist in surgery. A PA diagnoses and treats patients, but the supervising physician and state law determine the scope of a PA’s practice.

PAs are trained in accredited programs that typically lasts 25 months. The first year is generally devoted to rigorous, intensive classroom and laboratory training. The second year of training is spent in a series of closely supervised clinical rotations in a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Graduates of accredited PA training must then pass a national certification examination in order to practice.

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OPEN FOR YOU: Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

We are open for you! Nothing is more important to us than your health and safety. With that in mind and in keeping with local and federal guidelines, we have resumed elective surgeries. We are taking all precautions and increased rigorous sanitation protocols to ensure we provide the safest environment possible for all patients and staff! We are filling up our summer surgery schedule fast, please call us or contact us today.

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