Physician Assistants in Illinois

Chicago (858)Rockford (109)Springfield (101)Peoria (94)Naperville (85)
Evanston (70)Carbondale (66)Elgin (64)Arlington Heights (62)Belleville (52)Decatur (49)Urbana (46)Skokie (44)Joliet (41)Libertyville (39)Morton Grove (38)Aurora (38)Orland Park (37)Champaign (36)Glenview (33)Oak Lawn (32)Hinsdale (32)Downers Grove (30)Herrin (29)Park Ridge (29)Bloomington (28)Burr Ridge (28)North Chicago (28)Lake Forest (27)Schaumburg (26)Marion (26)Geneva (26)Danville (25)Hoffman Estates (24)Moline (24)Maryville (24)Elk Grove Village (23)Oak Park (20)Zion (20)Kankakee (19)Highland Park (19)Mattoon (19)Normal (19)Alton (19)Melrose Park (19)Winfield (18)Bolingbrook (18)Crystal Lake (18)Gurnee (16)Rock Island (16)Barrington (16)Quincy (15)Evergreen Park (15)Berwyn (15)O Fallon (15)Harvey (15)Mount Vernon (15)Anna (15)Bloomingdale (14)Elmhurst (14)Wheaton (13)Tinley Park (13)Maywood (13)McHenry (13)Morris (13)Warrenville (12)Des Plaines (12)Buffalo Grove (12)New Lenox (12)Galesburg (12)Bradley (11)Plainfield (11)Palos Heights (11)Niles (11)Chicago Heights (9)Algonquin (9)Waukegan (9)Palatine (9)Sycamore (9)Effingham (9)Peru (9)St Charles (9)Sterling (8)Blue Island (8)Dixon (8)Bellwood (8)Great Lakes (8)Harrisburg (8)Lombard (8)Lake Barrington (8)Oakbrook Terrace (7)Machesney Park (7)Olympia Fields (7)Mount Prospect (7)Granite City (7)Wauconda (7)Glen Carbon (7)Pekin (7)Du Quoin (7)Monticello (7)Lindenhurst (7)Pontiac (7)Vernon Hills (7)River Forest (7)Westmont (7)Fairfield (7)Mount Carmel (6)Calumet City (6)La Grange Highlands (6)West Frankfort (6)Bartlett (6)Ottawa (6)Lake Zurich (6)Bourbonnais (6)Centralia (6)Scott Afb (6)Northbrook (5)Mendota (5)Lincolnshire (5)Hines (5)Arlington Hts (5)La Grange (5)Silvis (5)Rosemont (5)Murphysboro (4)Shelbyville (4)Shiloh (4)Gillespie (4)Palos Hills (4)Palos Park (4)Darien (4)Christopher (4)Swansea (4)Forsyth (4)Huntley (4)Jacksonville (4)Jerseyville (4)Loves Park (4)Addison (4)Charleston (4)Collinsville (4)Rolling Meadows (4)Hanover Park (4)Bannockburn (4)Woodstock (4)Carterville (3)Burbank (3)Columbia (3)Highland (3)Lisle (3)Litchfield (3)Roodhouse (3)Glen Ellyn (3)Long Grove (3)North Aurora (3)Carol Stream (3)Canton (3)Macomb (3)Homewood (3)Sparta (3)Spring Valley (3)Breese (3)Eldorado (3)Godfrey (3)Belvidere (3)Oswego (3)Mc Leansboro (3)Fairview Heights (3)Vandalia (3)Chicago Ridge (3)Cicero (3)Washington (3)East Saint Louis (3)Paris (3)Gibson City (3)Western Springs (3)Monmouth (3)Chester (3)Lake Bluff (3)Hazel Crest (3)Mokena (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 3630 specialists practicing Physician Assistant (PA) in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 68 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated Physician Assistant (PA) specialists, including Edward Hospital - Main Campus, SwedishAmerican Hospital and Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital - Rockton.