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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 (11246 providers)
  2. BlueCross BlueShield (9575 providers)
  3. Multiplan PHCS (9230 providers)
  4. Cigna (7871 providers)
  5. Coventry (6622 providers)
  6. BlueCross BlueShield (2939 providers)
  7. BMC HealthNet Plan (1413 providers)
  8. First Choice Health (1360 providers)
  9. Anthem (1013 providers)
  10. Great West Healthcare (986 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. Cleveland, OH
  2. New York, NY
  3. Brooklyn, NY
  4. Houston, TX
  5. Baltimore, MD


Aggregate Statistics

Total number of Physician Assistants on Doctor.com:59697
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:22.4 year(s)
Average ProfilePoints™ score for Physician Assistants:26/80
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. Ohio
  9. Georgia
  10. Illinois
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Massachusetts
  13. Washington
  14. Colorado
  15. Maryland
  16. Minnesota
  17. Arizona
  18. Virginia
  19. Connecticut
  20. New Jersey
  21. Oklahoma
  22. Tennessee
  23. Kentucky
  24. Iowa
  25. Kansas
  26. Oregon
  27. South Carolina
  28. Missouri
  29. Indiana
  30. West Virginia
  31. Utah
  32. Nebraska
  33. Louisiana
  34. Nevada
  35. Maine
  36. Alabama
  37. Idaho
  38. New Mexico
  39. New Hampshire
  40. South Dakota
  41. Montana
  42. Delaware
  43. Rhode Island
  44. District of Columbia
  45. Alaska
  46. Hawaii
  47. North Dakota
  48. Arkansas
  49. Wyoming
  50. Vermont
  51. Mississippi
  52. Puerto Rico
  53. Virgin Islands
  54. Guam

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