Patient discussion about assistant

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Q. What is a physician assistant? What are the differences betwwen it and MD?

My son want to be a doctor (MD). I think it might be to hard for him. I know that there is something called physician assistant can someone elaborate more about this profession?
A1physician assistant are just like full doctors except they need a MD to sign some of the forms they have.
You can see more about the academic program here
A2Physician assistant is an academic degree that allows it owner to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. The supervision can be direct but can also be very remote and based on telephone.
As a one that is married to a physician assistant I can say its a hard work, but it looks very interesting.

Q. In how many months or years can you become a Medical Assistant?

Different states is different so in Oklahoma how many would it be?
A1it takes about 2yrs,you can work as a blood bank technologist,cardiologist technologist,cytotechnologist,electroencephalographic technologist,medical illustrator,laboratory tech,records technician,nuclear medicine,perfusion,dr office--you will work with the therapist or dr.with paperwork,an with the patiants. good luck-ps you willl learn anatomy and physiology of the human body. mrfoot56/retired respiratory therapist.
A2if i'm not mistaken, in "vatterott" college it takes about 10 months.
here is a a list of some schools in the U.S. Oklahome is also on the list :)

Q. where would i get assistance and guiding how to take care my child who was diagnosed with ADHD?

AChildren suffering from ADHD are usually treated by pediatric psychiatrists/psychologists, so apparently they are the address to turn to - they are authorized to prescribe the necessary drugs and suggest other kind of therapies.

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