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Medical Assistant

Medical assistants represent healthcare professionals typically assigned to perform administrative and clinical tasks in various types of healthcare settings.  Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the clinical setting.  Most medical assistants have postsecondary education with special certification.

Others may enter the occupation with a high school diploma and complete on-the-job training.  Medical assistants represent an important member of the spinecare team.  They are capable of assisting physicians and other specialists of various disciplines in the evaluation and care of patients with spine disorders.

For more information about the role and responsibilities of a Medical Assistant, please refer to the website of the American Association of Medical Assistants at

To locate and learn about medical assistats who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine Physicians.

Educational Partners

To learn more about your spine. spinehealth, and available spinecare go to the International Spine Assocition (ISA) at The primary mission of the ISA is to improve spinehealth and spinecare through education. The ISA is committed to disseminating need-to-know information throught the World Wide Web in numerous languages covering many topics related to the spine, including information about spine disorders, spine heath, advances in technology and available spinecare

All health information posted on the site is based on the latest research and national treatment standards, and have been written or reviewed and appoved by the American Acedemy of Spine Physicians and/or International Spine Association physicians or health professionals unless otherwise specified.

The information provided on this site is designed to support. not replace,
the relationship that exists between patient/site visitor and his/her physician.