Physicians Assistants, Physical Therapists and Nurse Practitioners
The nurse practitioner (N.P.) in the Vascular Center is an advanced clinician with a master's degree in nursing who can assess, diagnose, and prescribe care, medication and treatment. The N.P. monitors your condition and collaborates with your vascular surgeon on treatment decisions. You can also see the N.P.s for office appointments or, if you have an urgent concern, speak to them on the phone.
The physician assistant (P.A.) is an advanced practice clinician who is trained in advanced physical assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The physician assistant may assist the doctors in your surgery, monitor your condition and collaborate with your doctor on treatment decisions. They can help answer your questions regarding your disease, treatment, lab results and X-rays, and prescribe medications when indicated. You may see the physician assistant for some urgent visits or routine visits and follow-up visits.
The Vascular Center's physical therapist (P.T.) is a certified wound specialist who offers assessment, treatment and management of wounds and burns from a variety of diagnoses and etiologies. As a certified wound specialist, the P.T. has an in-depth knowledge of the physiology of an injury during various stages of the healing process. The P.T. works closely with patients and family to design the best treatment plan to expedite the wound-healing process.
PAMF's physicians assistants, physical therapists and nurse practitioners include: