The best health care comes from clinicians that are thoughtful, caring and, above all, qualified. MinuteClinic hires only the most qualified clinicians. Our masters-prepared nurse practitioners and physician assistants possess the licenses, certifications and clinical experience to ensure effective treatment.
Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine under a collaborative agreement with physicians. They do many of the things your doctor can, including prescribing medicine, treating common illnesses and administering vaccinations and physical examinations. Physician assistants train in intensive programs that follow the medical model. These programs are accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). To receive national certification, graduates of physician assistant programs take an exam developed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the National Board of Medical Examiners. What’s more, physician assistants must participate in a rigorous continuing medical education and recertification process. Both nurse practitioners and physician assistants are qualified to: