Tahoe Forest Health System proudly celebrates all physician assistants (PAs) in the community during National PA Week, held every year from October 6-12.
Physician assistants are medical providers who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as principal healthcare professionals for patients. With thousands of hours of general medicine training, physician assistants are versatile, collaborative and can provide a wide spectrum of patient care.
Practicing in every medical setting and specialty, physician assistants improve healthcare access and quality. They are vital to addressing the shortage of healthcare providers nationwide, especially in rural areas where shortages are prominent. Patients attest that having a physician assistant makes it easier to get a medical appointment.
Tahoe Forest Health System celebrates physician assistants for their commitment and service to our community.