They might not be doctors, but these health-care professionals say they could be doing more

Kevin Dickson, for instance, is a physician assistant in the emergency department at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton.

The role is considered a “physician extender,” sort of akin to a lifelong medical school resident. Working under the supervision of a doctor, the physician assistant takes on tasks and patients as delegated by his or her supervisor. They can also write prescriptions…more.

PAs can reduce wait times for orthopedic surgeries in New Brunswick

Letter to the Editor: N.B. to spend $3 million on improving wait times for orthopedic surgeries. Published February 13, 2018 for The Canadian Press and featured on the Canadian Healthcare Network –…more.

CAPA ‘s New Position Statement – PAs Caring for Canada’s Seniors

Physician Assistants (PAs) play a valuable role in helping to improve care for our seniors. PAs are currently practicing across Canada in the Canadian Armed Forces and in the public healthcare system in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick. In these jurisdictions PAs are increasing access to quality care in a cost-effective manner and helping to reduce wait times and improve overall patient outcomes. There are a number of PAs working with seniors in long-term care settings and in primary care models, working as part of homecare programs. In this capacity PAs are helping to enhance medical care for our aging population…more.


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