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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 (13539 providers)
  2. UnitedHealthcare (10006 providers)
  3. Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) (9635 providers)
  4. Multiplan PHCS (9357 providers)
  5. Blue Care Network of Michigan (8972 providers)
  6. Cigna (7935 providers)
  7. Coventry Health Care (6646 providers)
  8. Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Illinois (2964 providers)
  9. Medicare (1930 providers)
  10. Humana Health (1865 providers)

States with the most Physician Assistants:

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

Cities with the most Physician Assistants:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Houston, TX
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Cleveland, OH
  5. Brooklyn, NY


Aggregate Statistics

Total number of Physician Assistants on Doctor.com:137699
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:20.2 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. Pennsylvania
  4. Texas
  5. Florida
  6. North Carolina
  7. Michigan
  8. Ohio
  9. Georgia
  10. Illinois
  11. Washington
  12. Massachusetts
  13. Colorado
  14. Virginia
  15. Minnesota
  16. Arizona
  17. Maryland
  18. Wisconsin
  19. New Jersey
  20. Connecticut
  21. Tennessee
  22. Oregon
  23. Indiana
  24. South Carolina
  25. Oklahoma
  26. Kentucky
  27. Utah
  28. Missouri
  29. Iowa
  30. Louisiana
  31. Nebraska
  32. Kansas
  33. West Virginia
  34. Nevada
  35. Idaho
  36. Maine
  37. Alabama
  38. New Hampshire
  39. New Mexico
  40. Montana
  41. Alaska
  42. South Dakota
  43. District of Columbia
  44. Rhode Island
  45. Delaware
  46. Arkansas
  47. North Dakota
  48. Hawaii
  49. Vermont
  50. Mississippi
  51. Wyoming
  52. Puerto Rico
  53. Virgin Islands
  54. Guam
  55. Northern Mariana Islands
  56. American Samoa

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