physician extender

physician extender

a health care provider who is not a physician but who performs medical activities typically performed by a physician. It is most commonly a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

physician extender

A popular term for a trained health professional who provides quasi-autonomous health care under a particular physician's license Examples Physician assistant, nurse practitioner, etc. See Physician assistant, Nurse, Nurse practitioner.

phy·si·cian ex·tend·er

(fi-zish'ŭn eks-ten'dĕr)
A specially trained and licensed person who performs tasks that might otherwise be performed by physicians themselves, under the direction of a supervising physician. Examples include nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

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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?

A. physician assistant are just like full doctors except they need a MD to sign some of the forms they have.
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