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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 (11260 providers)
  2. BlueCross BlueShield (9585 providers)
  3. Multiplan PHCS (9246 providers)
  4. United Health Care (8443 providers)
  5. Cigna (7884 providers)
  6. Coventry (6633 providers)
  7. BlueCross BlueShield (2944 providers)
  8. BMC HealthNet Plan (1419 providers)
  9. First Choice Health (1364 providers)
  10. Anthem (1152 providers)

States with the most Physician Assistants:

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

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:48116
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. Ohio
  3. California
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Florida
  6. North Carolina
  7. Texas
  8. Washington
  9. Michigan
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Illinois
  12. Colorado
  13. Georgia
  14. Minnesota
  15. South Dakota
  16. Arizona
  17. Maryland
  18. Maine
  19. Alabama
  20. Virginia
  21. Oklahoma
  22. Oregon
  23. New Hampshire
  24. South Carolina
  25. West Virginia
  26. Nevada
  27. New Jersey
  28. Kentucky
  29. Louisiana
  30. Kansas
  31. Tennessee
  32. Iowa
  33. Massachusetts
  34. Missouri
  35. Idaho
  36. New Mexico
  37. Montana
  38. Nebraska
  39. Utah
  40. Indiana
  41. Delaware
  42. Virgin Islands
  43. Connecticut
  44. District of Columbia
  45. Mississippi
  46. Rhode Island
  47. North Dakota
  48. Arkansas
  49. Wyoming
  50. Hawaii
  51. Alaska
  52. Vermont
  53. Marshall Islands
  54. Federated States of Micronesia
  55. Unknown
  56. Northern Mariana Islands
  57. American Samoa
  58. Puerto Rico
  59. Guam

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