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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 (11020 providers)
  2. BlueCross BlueShield (9578 providers)
  3. Multiplan PHCS (9237 providers)
  4. United Health Care (8318 providers)
  5. Cigna (7880 providers)
  6. Coventry (6630 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. Ohio
  3. California
  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:48109
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. North Carolina
  6. Florida
  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. Virginia
  20. Oklahoma
  21. Alabama
  22. Oregon
  23. West Virginia
  24. New Hampshire
  25. South Carolina
  26. New Jersey
  27. Nevada
  28. Kentucky
  29. Tennessee
  30. Kansas
  31. Louisiana
  32. Iowa
  33. Massachusetts
  34. Idaho
  35. Missouri
  36. New Mexico
  37. Montana
  38. Nebraska
  39. Utah
  40. Connecticut
  41. Indiana
  42. Delaware
  43. District of Columbia
  44. Virgin Islands
  45. Rhode Island
  46. Mississippi
  47. North Dakota
  48. Arkansas
  49. Wyoming
  50. Alaska
  51. Hawaii
  52. Vermont
  53. Marshall Islands
  54. Federated States of Micronesia
  55. American Samoa
  56. Northern Mariana Islands
  57. Puerto Rico
  58. Guam

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