A closer look at the emerging trend of physician assistants - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

A closer look at the emerging trend of physician assistants

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

If you've spent any time in the doctor's office, you've probably notice it: Georgia has been hit hard by a shortage of doctors. For patients, that can mean long waits to see providers.

That's why more patients are choosing to see a physician assistant. The FOX Medical Team's Beth Galvin recently spent the morning with a PA to learn more about this emerging trend.

Chances are, if you call your doctor's office for an appointment, you may be asked whether you'd like to see a PA instead of a doctor. But, a lot of people don't really know what a PA is or what he or she can and can't do.

A PA named Tammy Stewart was happy to give some of these answers!

CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO WATCH BETH'S REPORT!

  • More Health NewsMore>>

  • FOX Medical Team

    Are You A Workaholic?

    Are You A Workaholic?

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:33:25 GMT
    A lot of us work long hours, but workaholics really struggle to call it quits.
    A lot of us work long hours, but workaholics really struggle to call it quits.

  • Performer offers incredible music for NICU newborns

    Performer offers incredible music for NICU newborns

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:15:42 GMT
    As a cellist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Humphreys usually performs for packed houses of classical music buffs, not one-little sleeping baby out in a hallway at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.
    As a cellist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Humphreys usually performs for packed houses of classical music buffs, not one-little sleeping baby out in a hallway at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.
  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

    Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:40 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:40:37 GMT
    Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
    Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices