Physician Assistants (PAs) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine under physician supervision. PAs provide a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. Their duties may include obtaining medical histories, performing physical exams, ordering and interpreting tests, providing education, writing prescriptions and assisting in surgery.
During their training, PAs are taught by physicians to diagnose and treat medical problems through therapeutic and/or surgical procedures. After graduating from college, PAs continue their education for two or more years in classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction. This is followed by rotations in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine and geriatric medicine.
Following graduation, PAs take a national certification exam administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners. To obtain licensure, PAs must graduate from an accredited school and pass the certifying exam. To maintain licensure, PAs must complete similar continuing medical education requirements as physicians.
David Oaks, PA-C
Kansas State University – B.S. Biology, Manhattan, Kansas
Duke University – Master of Health Science Physician Assistant, Durham, North Carolina
Norwalk Hospital / Yale University PA Surgical Residency, New Haven, Connecticut
David enjoys snow skiing, golfing and following Kansas State University athletics
Brad Rea, PA-C
University of Nebraska – Biology Major, Kearney, Nebraska
Wichita State University – B.S. Physician Assistant Studies, Wichita, Kansas
University of Nebraska Medical Center – Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Omaha, Nebraska
Brad is active in coaching youth sport teams. He enjoys boating and camping with his wife and 4 sons.
Lindsey Winterscheidt, PA-C
Kansas State University – B.S. Kinesiology, Manhattan, Kansas
Wichita State University – M.S. Physician Assistant Studies, Wichita, Kansas
Lindsey enjoys playing recreational sports, following the Kansas State Wildcats and traveling abroad.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) are nurses who have advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional registered nurse education. APRNs have completed an advanced graduate level education, achieving master’s degrees or doctorates. They diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions and provide care in virtually every clinical setting. APRNs are known for their emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling.
APRNs are nationally certified in their specialty areas of practice. They provide a wide variety of patient care that includes obtaining patient histories and performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing medications and treatments, and providing patient education and coordination of care. In addition, APRNs may perform injections and wound care, apply splints, casts and braces, and assist in surgery.
Bailey Stallbaumer, APRN
Georgetown University – Master of Science Nursing - Washington, DC
Newman University – Bachelor of Science Nursing - Wichita, Kansas
Bailey enjoys spending time with her two dogs, rowing and cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks.