LifeBridge Health Celebrates National PA Week

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VanTreia Gross

This week LifeBridge Health celebrates its physician assistants. Held annually on October 6-12, National PA Week honors physician assistants and the crucial role they play in patient care.

A physician assistant (PA) is a medical practitioner who works under the supervision of a physician. PAs perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgery, offer patient education and counseling, and make rounds in medical settings.  PAs can prescribe medicine in all 50 states (provided they have a degree from an accredited PA program and have passed a national certifying examination).

All this week, LifeBridge Health has held activities to celebrate the important work PAs do in the lives of its patients and employees.

This included a health fair hosted by PAs for LifeBridge Health employees on October 8 at Sinai Hospital's Zamoiski Auditorium.  The fair offered flu shots, blood pressure readings and opportunities to meet some of the LifeBridge Health PAs.

At the fair, we caught up with PA VanTreia Gross, who works in the orthopedic surgery department, to get her thoughts on her profession.

VanTreia said she decided to become a PA after seeing the opportunities it offered to her for patient care. She has been practicing for four years now.

She added that PAs play a vital role in the health care of Americans, "My profession allows me to spend time with patients.  I get to explain to them what they have and what it is they need to do to stay healthy."

For VanTreia, the satisfaction is not just limited to the clinical side.  "The patients keep me coming back every day," she said. "The smiles on their face are always a good thing."

LifeBridge Health salutes VanTreia and all of our PAs who put smiles on the faces of our patients.

To learn more about this week and the profession, go to the American Academy of Physician Assistants website.

-Noel Lloyd

 

 

 

To schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained physicians and find out why LifeBridge Health is Baltimore's premiere health care organization, call 410-601-WELL.

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