At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Southeastern) in Newnan, Georgia, physician assistants work closely with doctors to manage patients’ care and treatment plans. At our hospital near Atlanta, innovative cancer treatments are delivered by experienced doctors and clinicians, all under one roof. In August 2012, Southeastern joined the CTCA® network of hospitals, providing integrative and personalized care to cancer patients in and around Georgia and other parts of the country.
A physician assistant (PA) is a licensed health care professional who works under the supervision of a doctor. Physician assistants are capable of both diagnosing and treating medical problems under the guidance of a licensed doctor and in accordance with state law. Physician assistants who are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants carry the credentials, PA-C, after their name to indicate their certification credentials. The specific duties for physician assistants and the extent to which they must be supervised by doctors differ from state to state.
Brandy Owens, PA-C, MPAS, joined CTCA® at Southeastern in July 2013. Owens is a certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the State of Georgia. The American Heart Association has certified Owens in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support. At our hospital in Georgia, Owens serves as a physician assistant on inpatient rounds and in the clinic. She helps patients understand the various aspects of their treatment plan and care. When questions arise, Owens takes time to talk with patients and empower them to make informed decisions about their care.