What is a Physician Assistant?

A Physician Assistant has advanced education and clinical training beuond a BS in healthscience. They work in collaboration with a physician to provide you with medical care. Physician Assistants work with people of all ages and their families. They take time to listen, educate, explain, and help answer your questions. An PA may take your health history, do a physical exam, order lab and/or X-ray studies, provide a treatment plan for you, and prescribe most necessary medications.

 

 Our Physician Assistant, Sandra Rolfs, PA, can do the following:

  • Obtain medical histories
  • Diagnose and treat acute problems
  • Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work, pulmonary function studies, CT Scans, and X-rays.
  • Prescribe most medications and other treatments
  • Provide health maintenance care for pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics in relations to their allergies and asthma
  • Promote positive health behaviors and self-care skills through education and counseling
  • Collaborate with physicians and other health professionals as needed
  • Write recommendations on allergy and asthma on patient care and forward to other healthcare providers
  • Educate families and patients on asthma