Physician Assistants Focus on Preventive Care During National PA Week

PA Week is observed each year October 6–12 by the PA profession. With More Than 300 Million Patient Visits Annually, America’s PAs Are Transforming Care 

Dianna Malkowski, P.A.-C
Dianna serves on our board of Professional Advisors. She is a board-certified Physician Assistant and Mayo Clinic-trained Nutritionist with extensive experience and practice in the areas of diabetes, cancer, wound healing, therapeutic diets and nutrition support.

She enjoys working with both patients and caregivers. With years of clinical experience, she realizes the impact and importance proper nutrition has on health and healing.

Current customers of The CareGiver Partnership can submit questions to Dianna.

What is a Physician Assistant?  According to the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistants across all specialties are practicing medicine on the front lines of preventive care every day, serving as “prevention ambassadors” and helping millions of patients prevent illness and disease.  PAs are uniquely positioned to identify symptoms and lifestyle challenges that lead to chronic illnesses or cause existing conditions to worsen.

More than 81,000 PAs currently care for patients in a wide variety of medical specialties.  PAs see more than 319 million patients and write almost 265 million prescriptions each year.  PAs often make time to listen to patients’ concerns, to answer questions and to help manage and prevent chronic illnesses.  They help ensure continuity, comprehensiveness, and coordination of care as they work with physicians and other health care professionals.”

About the American Academy of Physician Assistants 
Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants. It represents a profession of over 81,000 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories, and within the uniformed services. AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. It works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of physician assistants and to enhance their ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered health care. Visit to learn more.


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