Tag Archives: Physician assistants

Physician assistants (PAs) in the U.S. are licensed healthcare professionals who work under the direction of a physician or a surgeon. Training for PAs typically involves 2-3 years post-graduate studies leading to a masters degree. PAs must also pass a state licensing exam before being certified to practice. PAs may conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, prescribe medications, counsel on healthcare issues, and assist in surgery.

Changing Patient Beliefs is Key to Better Adherence

To promote better adherence, should greater emphasis be placed on changing patients’ beliefs? This post explores why changing beliefs may be a key component in interventions to improve medication adherence. Health Psychology as a Route to Better Adherence A news release on adherence and patient beliefs recently caught my eye. It came from Atlantis Healthcare, a company that uses health psychology to encourage better adherence. The rationale for this approach… Read More »