Physician Assistants in Illinois

Chicago (769)Rockford (101)Peoria (95)Springfield (94)Naperville (81)Elgin (66)Evanston (64)Carbondale (63)Arlington Heights (56)Decatur (52)Urbana (50)Belleville (50)Morton Grove (40)Aurora (40)Joliet (40)Skokie (39)Downers Grove (34)Champaign (34)Glenview (34)Orland Park (33)Libertyville (32)Oak Lawn (31)Hinsdale (31)Herrin (31)Burr Ridge (29)North Chicago (28)Schaumburg (28)Geneva (28)Park Ridge (27)Elk Grove Village (27)Maryville (26)Moline (25)Bloomington (25)Danville (25)Marion (25)Hoffman Estates (24)Lake Forest (23)Zion (21)Melrose Park (20)Alton (20)Oak Park (19)Kankakee (19)Gurnee (19)Crystal Lake (19)Mattoon (18)Barrington (18)Tinley Park (18)Winfield (17)Normal (17)Elmhurst (16)Harvey (16)Highland Park (16)Berwyn (16)McHenry (15)Anna (15)Bolingbrook (15)Quincy (14)Rock Island (14)O Fallon (14)New Lenox (14)Bloomingdale (14)Morris (13)Mount Vernon (13)Buffalo Grove (13)Wheaton (13)Des Plaines (12)Palos Heights (12)Niles (11)Evergreen Park (11)Warrenville (11)Great Lakes (10)Galesburg (10)St Charles (10)Maywood (10)Effingham (10)Bradley (10)Palatine (10)Plainfield (9)Wauconda (8)Lindenhurst (8)Peru (8)Chicago Heights (8)Dixon (8)Pekin (8)Sycamore (8)Sterling (8)Harrisburg (8)Lake Barrington (8)Bourbonnais (7)Algonquin (7)Lake Zurich (7)Blue Island (7)Fairfield (7)Vernon Hills (7)Olympia Fields (7)La Grange Highlands (7)Pontiac (7)Glen Carbon (7)Granite City (7)Westmont (7)West Frankfort (7)Waukegan (7)Machesney Park (6)Bartlett (6)River Forest (6)Du Quoin (6)Calumet City (6)Monticello (6)Ottawa (6)Hines (5)Mount Carmel (5)Bannockburn (5)Rosemont (5)Scott Afb (5)Bellwood (5)Fairview Heights (5)Arlington Hts (5)Mendota (5)Lincolnshire (5)Lombard (5)Palos Park (5)Centralia (5)Loves Park (5)La Grange (5)Oakbrook Terrace (5)Shelbyville (4)Charleston (4)Morton (4)Mokena (4)Long Grove (4)Huntley (4)Hazel Crest (4)Hanover Park (4)Gillespie (4)Murphysboro (4)Silvis (4)Spring Valley (4)Forsyth (4)Swansea (4)Darien (4)Waterloo (4)Christopher (4)Shiloh (3)Palos Hills (3)Rolling Meadows (3)Roodhouse (3)Monmouth (3)Saint Charles (3)Glen Ellyn (3)Paris (3)Northbrook (3)North Aurora (3)Macomb (3)Gibson City (3)Sparta (3)Mount Prospect (3)Litchfield (3)Eldorado (3)East Saint Louis (3)Lake Bluff (3)Jerseyville (3)Crest Hill (3)Columbia (3)Collinsville (3)Cicero (3)Washington (3)Jacksonville (3)Oswego (3)Chester (3)Highland (3)Westchester (3)Western Springs (3)Carol Stream (3)Canton (3)Breese (3)Woodstock (3)Addison (3)
Learn more about Physician Assistants and how to choose the right one for you

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 3456 specialists practicing Physician Assistant (PA) in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 69 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated Physician Assistant (PA) specialists, including Edward Hospital - Main Campus, SwedishAmerican Hospital and Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital - Rockton.

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