MOUNT VERNON — National Physician’s Assistant Week celebrates the profession in hopes of educating prospective students in the field as well as to celebrate those who have chosen the profession and take care of others daily.
According to the American Academy of Physician Assistants, a physician assistant is “a medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor ... PAs perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, perform procedures, assist in surgery, provide patient education and counseling and make rounds in hospitals and nursing homes. All 50 states and the District of Columbia allow PAs to practice and prescribe medications.”
Randy Orsborn, MPAS, PA-C, is a physician’s assistant at Knox Community Hospital’s Urgent Care Center and works with Dr. M. Bradley Smith, M.D. Smith has worked with Orsborn since Knox Community Hospital’s Urgent Care Center opened, almost two years ago.
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