Why would a person come to see a PA versus a physician?

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It is a personal preference whether a patient would like to see a physician assistant (PA) versus a physician. Most PAs are well trained and well equiped to see patients with even the most complicated medical histories. All PAs are overseen by physicians and will often discuss patients and ask questions regarding diagnosis with the physicians.

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