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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 (15645 providers)
  2. Cigna (11402 providers)
  3. UnitedHealthcare (10039 providers)
  4. Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) (9713 providers)
  5. Multiplan PHCS (8743 providers)
  6. Coventry Health Care (8117 providers)
  7. Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Illinois (4656 providers)
  8. Blue Shield of California (3000 providers)
  9. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan (2756 providers)
  10. Humana Health (2596 providers)

States with the most Physician Assistants:

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

Cities with the most Physician Assistants:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Houston, TX
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Brooklyn, NY
  5. Chicago, IL


Aggregate Statistics

Total number of Physician Assistants on Doctor.com:153291
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:19.9 year(s)
Average ProfilePoints™ score for Physician Assistants:22/80
Average Overall User Rating for Physician Assistants:4 (out of 5)

Physician Assistants by State

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

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