Physician Assistants in California

Los Angeles (721)San Diego (587)Sacramento (295)San Francisco (287)San Jose (198)
Fresno (186)Riverside (162)Bakersfield (159)Colton (149)Stanford (147)Oakland (129)Newport Beach (123)Anaheim (119)Pomona (118)Orange (109)Long Beach (107)Redding (102)Santa Ana (101)Santa Barbara (100)Visalia (99)Palo Alto (95)Vallejo (95)Modesto (93)Beverly Hills (88)Fontana (88)La Jolla (87)Salinas (86)San Bernardino (84)Roseville (81)Fullerton (76)Walnut Creek (74)Glendale (71)Santa Cruz (71)Redlands (68)Corona (67)Emeryville (67)Whittier (66)Rancho Mirage (65)La Mesa (62)Pasadena (61)Stockton (59)Mountain View (58)Fountain Valley (55)Oceanside (55)Santa Maria (55)Loma Linda (53)San Luis Obispo (53)Santa Rosa (52)Torrance (51)Victorville (50)Fremont (49)Carmichael (48)Chico (48)Escondido (48)Santa Monica (48)Ventura (48)West Covina (48)Murrieta (47)Woodland (47)Huntington Beach (46)Merced (46)Downey (45)Oroville (45)Burbank (44)Chula Vista (44)Temecula (44)Moreno Valley (42)Van Nuys (42)Apple Valley (41)Redwood City (41)Concord (40)Encinitas (40)Hanford (40)Rancho Cucamonga (40)Yuba City (40)Hemet (39)Madera (39)Oxnard (39)Irvine (38)Lancaster (37)Porterville (37)Folsom (35)Santa Clara (35)Inglewood (34)Laguna Hills (34)Mission Viejo (34)Palm Springs (34)Berkeley (33)Costa Mesa (33)Sherman Oaks (33)Baldwin Park (32)Chino (32)Covina (32)Marysville (31)San Leandro (31)Duarte (30)Eureka (30)Garden Grove (30)Harbor City (30)Turlock (30)Watsonville (30)Fairfield (29)Vista (29)Los Gatos (28)Lynwood (28)Alhambra (27)Clovis (27)Lompoc (27)Napa (27)West Hollywood (27)Antioch (26)Davis (26)El Segundo (26)Monterey (26)Simi Valley (26)San Ramon (25)Thousand Oaks (25)Travis AFB (25)El Monte (24)Palmdale (24)Red Bluff (24)Auburn (23)Carlsbad (23)French Camp (23)Hayward (23)Ontario (23)Upland (23)Montebello (22)Panorama City (22)Woodland Hills (22)San Marcos (21)Bellflower (20)El Cajon (20)Hawthorne (20)Huntington Park (20)Montclair (20)Reedley (20)San Mateo (20)San Rafael (20)Elk Grove (19)Mission Hills (19)North Hollywood (19)Tustin (19)Wilmington (19)Arcata (18)Grass Valley (18)Los Alamitos (18)Banning (17)Brawley (17)Camp Pendleton (17)South Gate (17)Yorba Linda (17)Arcadia (16)Daly City (16)Glendora (16)Hesperia (16)Indio (16)Monterey Park (16)Paramount (16)Alameda (15)Claremont (15)Crescent City (15)El Centro (15)Northridge (15)Palm Desert (15)Pleasanton (15)Aliso Viejo (14)Castro Valley (14)Lodi (14)Marina Del Rey (14)Norwalk (14)Paradise (14)Petaluma (14)Tracy (14)Camarillo (13)Encino (13)Hollister (13)Lake Elsinore (13)Placentia (13)San Juan Capistrano (13)Ukiah (13)Campbell (12)Dinuba (12)Gilroy (12)Granada Hills (12)Laguna Niguel (12)Lakeport (12)Lakewood (12)Los Banos (12)Menifee (12)National City (12)Redondo Beach (12)Ridgecrest (12)Sonora (12)Sunnyvale (12)Westminster (12)Canoga Park (11)Carson (11)Citrus Heights (11)Dublin (11)Highland (11)Laguna Woods (11)Manhattan Beach (11)Pico Rivera (11)Saint Helena (11)San Pablo (11)Santee (11)Templeton (11)Tulare (11)Valencia (11)West Sacramento (11)Wildomar (11)Bell (10)Cathedral City (10)Compton (10)Delano (10)Gardena (10)Lemoore (10)Manteca (10)Pismo Beach (10)Poway (10)Rancho Santa Margarita (10)San Ysidro (10)Sanger (10)South Lake Tahoe (10)Truckee (10)Twentynine Palms (10)Vacaville (10)Weaverville (10)Yucca Valley (10)Arroyo Grande (9)Atwater (9)Beale AFB (9)Brea (9)Chino Hills (9)East Palo Alto (9)La Quinta (9)Orosi (9)Rialto (9)San Clemente (9)San Gabriel (9)San Pedro (9)Susanville (9)Tarzana (9)Atascadero (8)Burlingame (8)Cerritos (8)Corning (8)Culver City (8)Jackson (8)Lake Forest (8)Larkspur (8)Pleasant Hill (8)Santa Clarita (8)Seal Beach (8)Solvang (8)Sun City (8)Willows (8)Yucaipa (8)Aptos (7)Bell Gardens (7)Big Bear Lake (7)Capitola (7)Clearlake (7)Danville (7)El Dorado Hills (7)Fair Oaks (7)Fort Bragg (7)Fortuna (7)Greenbrae (7)Healdsburg (7)La Palma (7)Lafayette (7)Mammoth Lakes (7)Mill Valley (7)Milpitas (7)Moorpark (7)Newbury Park (7)Rancho Cordova (7)Rocklin (7)Soledad (7)Tehachapi (7)West Hills (7)Westlake Village (7)Alpine (6)Desert Hot Springs (6)Foothill Ranch (6)La Habra (6)La Puente (6)Laguna Beach (6)Lindsay (6)Martinez (6)North Highlands (6)Oakdale (6)Paso Robles (6)Perris (6)Placerville (6)Richmond (6)San Carlos (6)San Fernando (6)Sonoma (6)Union City (6)Anderson (5)Avenal (5)Brentwood (5)Calexico (5)Cameron Park (5)Corcoran (5)Cudahy (5)Diamond Bar (5)Gonzales (5)Hollywood (5)Kerman (5)Ladera Ranch (5)Maywood (5)Mount Shasta (5)Oakhurst (5)Pacoima (5)San Dimas (5)San Jacinto (5)Selma (5)Solana Beach (5)South San Francisco (5)Studio City (5)Vernon (5)Angels Camp (4)Arleta (4)Barstow (4)Beaumont (4)Coachella (4)Commerce (4)Coronado (4)Dana Point (4)Del Mar (4)Exeter (4)Goleta (4)Greenfield (4)Hacienda Heights (4)Lamont (4)Livingston (4)Mariposa (4)Menlo Park (4)North Hills (4)Novato (4)Olivehurst (4)Pittsburg (4)Ripon (4)Riverbank (4)Santa Paula (4)Shafter (4)Soquel (4)Vandenberg AFB (4)Venice (4)Wasco (4)Windsor (4)Woodlake (4)Yreka (4)Agoura Hills (3)Albany (3)Bishop (3)Bridgeport (3)Buena Park (3)Calabasas (3)California City (3)Ceres (3)Chatsworth (3)Eastvale (3)El Cerrito (3)Fillmore (3)Freedom (3)Gridley (3)Gualala (3)Guerneville (3)Irwindale (3)King City (3)Lake Isabella (3)Lawndale (3)Lemon Grove (3)Lost Hills (3)Malibu (3)Mather (3)Mendota (3)Monrovia (3)Orange Cove (3)Orland (3)Parlier (3)Patterson (3)Point Reyes Station (3)Reseda (3)Riverdale (3)Rosemead (3)Seaside (3)Signal Hill (3)Winnetka (3)

Learn more about Physician Assistants

A physician assistant (PA) is a licensed healthcare provider who practices medicine under the supervision of a doctor. PAs have advanced education, training and skills to provide patients with preventive, diagnostic and treatment services. While PAs can work in any area of medicine, they often work in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.

A PA typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and educates the patient about wellness and disease prevention

  • Provides routine and preventive healthcare services including immunizations, sports and school physicals, pelvic exams, Pap tests, contraceptive counseling, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses and treats acute diseases and conditions including infections and injuries

  • Screens, treats and monitors a range of chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease, and depression

  • Performs minor procedures including setting fractures and stitching lacerations

  • Provides cancer screenings including skin and thyroid exams

  • Works closely with the supervising doctors and other healthcare team members to ensure patients receive optimal, seamless healthcare

A PA may also be known as a PA-C (physician assistant-certified) or a doctor assistant.

There are 11097 specialists practicing Physician Assistant (PA) in California with an overall average rating of 4.0 stars. There are 148 hospitals in California with affiliated Physician Assistant (PA) specialists, including Woodland Memorial Hospital, Marian Regional Medical Center and Oroville Hospital.