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What Is the Difference Between a Physician Assistant and Medical Assistant?

Aug 21, 2015

When you visit your dermatologist, you may receive certain dermatological treatments from a physician or a physician assistant. You may also interact with a medical assistant during your visit. Physician assistants practice medicine on a team, with the support of and under the supervision of a physician or dermatologist. They have received formal clinical training and education, and can examine patients, diagnose skin conditions, and provide treatment.

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks for physicians and dermatologists. These tasks are performed under the supervision of a dermatologist or physician, and may include taking vital signs, administering medication, recording medical information in patient charts, and collecting specimens for diagnostic testing.

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