Physician Assistant Week
This week, IHS is recognizing Physician Assistant Week, which celebrates the PA profession and their contributions to providing quality health care services across Indian Country. There are currently over 250 PAs meeting the health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Indian health system. At IHS, they provide essential services in specialty clinics and programs, including for orthopedics, diabetes care, surgery, geriatric, pediatric, women's health, hospitalist, and community health. They are also credentialed to work in emergency and family practice settings.