Physician Assistants in North Carolina

Charlotte (892)Raleigh (536)Winston Salem (421)Durham (419)Fayetteville (282)
Wilmington (266)Asheville (265)Greensboro (251)Greenville (146)Fort Bragg (143)Concord (126)High Point (114)Cary (95)Hickory (95)Pinehurst (88)Chapel Hill (88)Gastonia (81)Hendersonville (79)Salisbury (76)Jacksonville (65)Goldsboro (63)Burlington (63)Matthews (62)Rocky Mount (58)Camp Lejeune (55)Huntersville (54)Monroe (52)New Bern (52)Statesville (51)Lumberton (49)Mooresville (47)Asheboro (44)Wilson (44)Lillington (42)Henderson (42)Sanford (42)Kernersville (40)Smithfield (40)Lexington (38)Morganton (36)Boone (36)Clayton (35)Shelby (33)Dunn (31)Elizabeth City (29)Laurinburg (28)Morehead City (28)Clemmons (26)Roxboro (25)Mount Airy (25)Garner (25)Marion (24)Leland (23)North Wilkesboro (22)Raeford (22)Wake Forest (21)Sylva (19)Boiling Springs (18)Thomasville (17)Washington (16)Lincolnton (16)Benson (16)Bolivia (16)Lenoir (16)Belmont (15)Forest City (15)Kinston (14)Clinton (14)Fuquay Varina (14)Shallotte (14)Knightdale (13)Whiteville (13)Elkin (13)Cherokee (13)Winston-Salem (13)Albemarle (13)Butner (12)Cornelius (12)Southport (12)Eden (12)Roanoke Rapids (11)Supply (11)Arden (11)Rutherfordton (11)Morrisville (11)Mint Hill (11)Clyde (10)Ahoskie (10)King (10)Apex (10)Columbus (9)Taylorsville (9)Franklin (9)Tarboro (9)Pembroke (9)Elizabethtown (8)Oxford (8)Spruce Pine (8)Holly Springs (8)Denver (8)Hampstead (8)Waynesville (7)Ft Bragg (7)Reidsville (7)Hillsborough (7)Southern Pines (7)Conover (7)Windsor (7)Rockingham (7)Siler City (6)Wade (6)Nags Head (6)Indian Trail (6)Murphy (6)Zebulon (6)Black Mountain (6)Jefferson (6)Summerfield (6)Elon (6)Scotland Neck (6)Jamestown (5)Mocksville (5)Louisburg (5)Kitty Hawk (5)Bakersville (5)Kings Mountain (5)Kenansville (5)Brevard (5)Kannapolis (5)Winterville (5)Burgaw (5)Carthage (5)Rocky Point (5)HIGH POINT (5)Dallas (5)Davidson (5)Mebane (5)Erwin (5)Marshall (4)Hope Mills (4)Advance (4)Wadesboro (4)Burnsville (4)Candler (4)Hertford (4)Carolina Beach (4)Carrboro (4)Lewisville (4)Spring Lake (4)Mount Holly (4)Rose Hill (4)Williamston (4)Creedmoor (4)Wilkesboro (4)Danbury (4)Mount Olive (4)Angier (4)West End (4)Edenton (4)Farmville (3)Flat Rock (3)Saint Pauls (3)Granite Falls (3)Rural Hall (3)Hamlet (3)Coats (3)Cleveland (3)Cashiers (3)Harrisburg (3)Swansboro (3)Robersonville (3)Hayesville (3)Red Springs (3)Calabash (3)Troy (3)Hildebran (3)Hollister (3)Dobson (3)Walkertown (3)Buies Creek (3)Waxhaw (3)Bryson City (3)Weaverville (3)Weddington (3)Wendell (3)Jonesville (3)Norlina (3)Newton (3)Newland (3)Bessemer City (3)Beaufort (3)Bayboro (3)N Wilkesboro (3)Moyock (3)Maxton (3)Yanceyville (3)Pollocksville (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 6892 specialists practicing Physician Assistant (PA) in North Carolina with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 74 hospitals in North Carolina with affiliated Physician Assistant (PA) specialists, including Mission Hospital - Asheville, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center and Vidant Medical Center.