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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 (11138 providers)
  2. BlueCross BlueShield (9578 providers)
  3. Multiplan PHCS (9230 providers)
  4. United Health Care (8318 providers)
  5. Cigna (7881 providers)
  6. Coventry (6631 providers)
  7. BlueCross BlueShield (2939 providers)
  8. BMC HealthNet Plan (1419 providers)
  9. First Choice Health (1364 providers)
  10. BlueCross BlueShield (1282 providers)

States with the most Physician Assistants:

  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Ohio
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. North Carolina

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:50366
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:22.2 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. Ohio
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. North Carolina
  6. Florida
  7. Texas
  8. Washington
  9. Michigan
  10. Illinois
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Georgia
  13. Colorado
  14. Minnesota
  15. Arizona
  16. South Dakota
  17. Maryland
  18. Virginia
  19. Maine
  20. Oklahoma
  21. South Carolina
  22. New Jersey
  23. Oregon
  24. Alabama
  25. Massachusetts
  26. West Virginia
  27. New Hampshire
  28. Kentucky
  29. Tennessee
  30. Louisiana
  31. Nevada
  32. Kansas
  33. Iowa
  34. Connecticut
  35. Utah
  36. Idaho
  37. Indiana
  38. Missouri
  39. New Mexico
  40. Montana
  41. Nebraska
  42. Delaware
  43. District of Columbia
  44. Virgin Islands
  45. Rhode Island
  46. Mississippi
  47. North Dakota
  48. Arkansas
  49. Wyoming
  50. Alaska
  51. Vermont
  52. Hawaii
  53. Marshall Islands
  54. Puerto Rico
  55. Federated States of Micronesia
  56. American Samoa
  57. Northern Mariana Islands
  58. Guam

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