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Physician Assistant

 The physician assistant often referred to as a “PA” is a licensed healthcare provider.  They have become an established member of many healthcare teams.  The PA practices under the supervision of a licensed physician and/or a surgeon.  Their training and licensure allows them to examine patients, diagnose disorders, and provide limited care.  Physician assistants must complete an accredited educational program.

Many of the programs lead to the equivalent of a Master’s Degree.  The physician assistant can play an important role on the spinecare team.  They may work under the supervision of a spine physician and help provide primary level services in outpatient and hospital settings.

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

To locate and learn about  physician assistants 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.