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nisipriusAdvisory BoardPosts: 44978Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:33 amLocation: The terrestrial, globular, planetary hunk the matter, flattened at the poles, is mine abode.--O. Henry

Honorific once speaking to/about a physician"s assistant?

Postby nisiprius » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:45 am


OK, what do I speak to a physician"s assistant as in "I would like to do an appointment to see XYZ?" Or, in general, as soon as referring to medical professionals whose title don"t contain the word "doctor" (respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners...)(Of course i am talking around a Physician"s Assistant as in "PA" letter after their name on your nametag, not just some arbitrarily clerical human who happens to be assisting a physician...)Do I just pretend ignorance and use "doctor" as a courtesy title, prefer a Kentucky "colonel?" together a preeminence of thumb, have to I contact anyone who can write a prescription "Doctor?"Do I usage "Mr/Miss/Mrs?" (as is provided for British operated doctor if ns am not mistaken?)(Obligatory: ns am around to it is in a personal consumer of part healthcare, and the healthcare shipment "system" will be using a PA to supply that medical care product ) (Really, the administrativese is acquiring out that hand. I will be seeing this deliverer of medical care at a Patient focused Medical Home, and also if that is no the many vomitrocious coinage ever, it"s in the running. Patient focused Medical Home, sweet Patient centered Medical Home.)
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Re: Honorific when speaking to/about a physician"s assistant

Postby ks289 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:57 am


Nearly constantly I have observed PAs described by their full names without any type of title (when calling to publication an appointment through them for example). When addressing the PA i would usage their introduction as a cue, yet I have actually observed most refer to themselves and ask come be addressed by their an initial names only.

Re: Honorific as soon as speaking to/about a physician"s assistant

Postby awval999 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:05 am


I"m a pharmacist in ~ a hospital. Once I speak to to speak to one i ask because that "Physician Assistant Last Name".Ie: Hi, this is awval from Pharmacy, might I speak to physician Assistant Roberts?If i am straight speaking come one, one-on-one, ns would usage Mr. Roberts.
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Re: Honorific as soon as speaking to/about a physician"s assistant

Postby climber2020 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:31 am


I usually describe the person as "Mr." or "Ms." my internist employs a few excellent PA"s and that nomenclature appears to work fine.

Re: Honorific once speaking to/about a physician"s assistant

Postby ML 59 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:33 am


"Sweet (Patient focused Medical) home Alabama" - has actually a pretty ring come it.
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2retirePosts: 381Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:00 am

Re: Honorific when speaking to/about a physician"s assistant

Postby 2retire » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:58 am


If I"ve to be to the doctor recently and also know the human is still functioning there, I"ll ask because that them by their an initial name. Otherwise, I simply ask for medical professional X"s PA.
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Re: Honorific when speaking to/about a physician"s assistant

Postby deanbrew » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:00 am


I intend it"s all part of the hierarchy, yet at mine doctor"s office, the medical professionals are dubbed Dr. Smith and also Dr. Jones, while the nurse practitioners and physicians assistants are called Jennifer, Linda, Scott, etc. I"ve constantly followed the command of the secretaries and also nurses, who resolve the clinical practitioners this way.
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Re: Honorific once speaking to/about a physician"s assistant

Postby fourwaystreet » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:47 am


If ns remember their name I will certainly ask for them by very first name, if i don"t remember their surname (which is much more often 보다 not) then ns will refer to them together Dr. Smith"s PA. Mine daughter is a NP and also she goes by her an initial name.

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jeff1949Posts: 850Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:43 amLocation: Salem, OR

Re: Honorific when speaking to/about a physician"s assistant

Postby jeff1949 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:32 am


You have offered me one idea: i will describe my RN mam as "Nurse Ratched" tonight just to watch her response.Wish me luck.
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Re: Honorific as soon as speaking to/about a physician"s assistant

Postby sport » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:39 am


nisiprius wrote:(Obligatory: i am about to it is in a personal consumer of part healthcare, and the healthcare shipment "system" will certainly be using a PA to provide that health care product ) (Really, the administrativese is gaining out of hand. I will be seeing this deliverer of medical care at a Patient centered Medical Home, and also if that is not the many vomitrocious coinage ever, it"s in the running. Patient centered Medical Home, sweet Patient focused Medical Home.)
nisi,Best wishes for a good outcome that the medical care services you refer to.Jeff
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Re: Honorific as soon as speaking to/about a physician"s assistant

Postby HueyLD » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:25 am