PA affects me absolutely f***inglutely. I'm an internist in a rural north GA town. It absolutely INFURIATES ME when I have to call someone who doesn't know the difference between a jaw and sinuses yet has the power to deny a patient a study or treatment. They are so completely unaware of anything medical and I had to go through at least 10 years of training before I could touch a patient.

– Dr. Elizabeth S., Georgia
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