Rebecca Martinez, M.S., PA-C

Rebecca Martinez, M.S., PA-C Rebecca Martinez, a certified physician assistant, treats each patient with compassion and respect. She knows that as a practitioner it is important to be sensitive to each patient's individual needs and is committed to listening to her patient's problems.

Rebecca is energetic and dedicated to furthering her knowledge as a practitioner. Her special interests include diabetes, heart disease, women's health and health maintenance.

Rebecca has a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Wayne State University. She is a member of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

What is a Certified Physician Assistant?

A physician assistant (PA) is a health care professional who is authorized by the state to practice medicine as part of a team with the direct or, more commonly, indirect supervision of a physician.

A PA is concerned with preventing, maintaining, and treating human illness and injury by providing a broad range of health care services that are traditionally performed by a physician. Physician assistants conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, prescribe medications, counsel on preventive health care and may assist in surgery.

The use of "PA-C" is limited only to those PAs currently certified and in compliance with the regulations of the national certifying organization, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

In the United States, the profession is represented by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.