National PA Week takes place each year from Oct. 6–12 to celebrate the profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. Before it was a week-long event, National PA Day was first celebrated on October 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of PAs from the Duke University PA program. October 6 is also the birthday of the profession’s founder, Eugene A. Stead, Jr., MD.
America’s more than 108,500 certified PAs are a powerful force for better health for millions of patients across the country. Because of PAs, the healthcare system is stronger and more patients get access to high-quality, cost-effective care.
A Physician Assistant (PA-C), is a healthcare professional who is trained to practice medicine as part of a team with physicians. Physician assistants conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, prescribe medications, counsel on preventive health care and may assist in surgery.
The physician assistants at TOCA are concerned with preventing and treating human illness and injury by providing a broad range of health care services under the direction of the TOCA physicians.
The specialized Orthopedic Physicians at TOCA and our PAs are always here to help. To learn more call 602-277-6211 or visit our website at: www.tocamd.com
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