Physician Assistants Play a Key Role in Meeting Primary Care Needs in Georgia

Jun 1, 2018

Certified PAs have the training to perform many of the duties that doctors routinely handle. They must be licensed and work under the direction of a physician.

Georgia is facing a shortage of primary care physicians, especially in rural areas where it can be difficult to attract doctors.

On this week’s Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss how a growing number of physician assistants in Georgia are helping to fill that gap. They also cover the some of the policy challenges Georgia that currently restrict certified PAs from delivery more care to more people. Read more.