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A physician assistant is a person who has successfully completed an accredited education program for physician assistant, is licensed by the state and is practicing within the scope of that license. Physician assistants are formally trained to perform many of the routine, time-consuming tasks a physician can do. In some states, they may prescribe medications. They take medical histories, perform physical exams, order lab tests and x-rays, and give inoculations. Most states require that they work under the supervision of a physician.

Physician Assistant (PA) Statistics on Doctor.com

Top 10 Insurances Physician Assistants accept:

  1. Aetna (10713 providers)
  2. BlueCross BlueShield (9572 providers)
  3. Multiplan PHCS (9187 providers)
  4. United Health Care (8035 providers)
  5. Cigna (7864 providers)
  6. Coventry (6607 providers)
  7. BlueCross BlueShield (2927 providers)
  8. BMC HealthNet Plan (1417 providers)
  9. First Choice Health (1364 providers)
  10. Great West Healthcare (1000 providers)

States with the most Physician Assistants:

  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Florida
  4. Texas
  5. Pennsylvania

Cities with the most Physician Assistants:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Brooklyn, NY
  3. Houston, TX
  4. Baltimore, MD
  5. Phoenix, AZ


Aggregate Statistics

Total number of Physician Assistants on Doctor.com:46005
Percentage of Physician Assistants who are listed as "Board Certified" on Doctor.com:100%
Physician Assistants listed on Doctor.com have been practicing for an average of:24.3 year(s)
Average ProfilePoints™ score for Physician Assistants:27/80
Average Overall User Rating for Physician Assistants:4 (out of 5)

Physician Assistants by State

  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Florida
  4. Texas
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. North Carolina
  7. Michigan
  8. Georgia
  9. Washington
  10. Illinois
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Ohio
  13. Arizona
  14. Maryland
  15. Massachusetts
  16. Colorado
  17. Minnesota
  18. Virginia
  19. Connecticut
  20. New Jersey
  21. Oklahoma
  22. Tennessee
  23. Kentucky
  24. Iowa
  25. Kansas
  26. Oregon
  27. West Virginia
  28. Utah
  29. Nebraska
  30. South Carolina
  31. Missouri
  32. Indiana
  33. Maine
  34. Louisiana
  35. Nevada
  36. New Mexico
  37. Idaho
  38. Alabama
  39. South Dakota
  40. Montana
  41. New Hampshire
  42. Alaska
  43. District of Columbia
  44. Delaware
  45. North Dakota
  46. Rhode Island
  47. Wyoming
  48. Vermont
  49. Hawaii
  50. Arkansas
  51. Mississippi
  52. Puerto Rico

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