Each year, thousands across the country celebrate National PA Week (October 6 – October 12), a time dedicated to recognizing the contributions that PAs make in health care every day.
This year there are more than 139,000 unique reasons as to why PA Week is important, but to keep it brief, we’ll share just three reasons to celebrate Certified PAs:
Approximately 9.5 million patients each week are seen and treated by PAs. That works out to almost 500 million patient visits every year (half of a billion)!
From making diagnoses to prescribing medications to managing chronic illnesses and assisting in surgery, Certified PAs are crucial to the health
care team and can fill gaps wherever needed. Having PAs in the workforce can also help to decrease your wait time, thus enabling you to get the
care you need when you need it.
You could see a PA in your primary care office helping you manage your diabetes, in a pediatric office monitoring your child’s health and growth,
or in the hospital assisting in surgery to remove a tumor. From routine medical services to intricate procedures, #PAsDoThat!
How can you celebrate National PA Week?
If you’d like to show your appreciation to all the Certified PAs there are several things you can do:
“Did you know October 6-12 is National PA Week? Certified PAs practice medicine on health care teams and make a difference in patients’
lives every day. See what they do every day for you and me at PAsDoThat.net.”