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 http://www.aama-ntl.org/.
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