PAs build quality care with Holly Scurlock and the Shreveport Team
August 28, 2015
As a Physician Assistant (PA), I have the amazing privilege to choose the specialty that best suits me. I could not be happier with my choice to join the wonderful team here at BreatheAmerica (BA) in the Shreveport/Bossier area. Each work day I am rewarded by the awesome patients that come through our clinic. What I like most about my job is that we are giving patients the tools they need to transform their quality of life. Helping patients understand their disease allows them to take control of their symptoms and improves the way they feel day to day.
Here at BA it is our goal to work hard at getting our patients better so they can breathe easier. When they feel better we know we have done our job as their healthcare provider! I am so lucky to be a part of this spectacular team and look forward to many fantastic years ahead in the BA family.
A Day in the Life…. of Holly Scurlock
PAs are a vital part of any healthcare team. A licensed medical professional, they practice medicine under the supervision of licensed physicians. Their day-to-day job varies, but they’re essential to the daily functioning of any medical center. PAs provide physicians with patient history, perform physical examinations, diagnose illnesses, develop patient treatment plans and can work in any setting, from primary care to academia to research clinics.
To become a PA, you must be certified by the National Commission on Certification of PAs in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners. They must then have 100 hours of continuing education every two years, and retake the certification exam every 10 years.
If you’re interested in learning more about PAs, you can learn more from the American Academy of Physician