Emergency department physician assistant at Adirondack Health earns specialty certification
SARANAC LAKE – A physician assistant on the Adirondack Health Medical Staff is the most recent to earn a specialty credential from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Gary Nye, RPA-C, earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Emergency Medicine. Along with his certification as a physician assistant, Gary has met additional licensure, education and experience requirements along with passing an exam in the specialty. He joins fellow CAQ-credentialed physician assistants Bill Marinis, Dana Van Dorn, Matthew Hinge, Nancy Treadwell, Justin Kilgore and James Hogan who all work in the emergency department of Adirondack Health.
“Adirondack Health is in the very unique position of being able to say that all eligible providers in our emergency department have obtained their CAQ. I’ve been working with the NCCPA, and they know of no other emergency department where this is the case,” said Dr. A.J. Dowidowicz, medical director for the Adirondack Health Emergency Department. “It is a true testament of our medical staff’s dedication and commitment to high standards of care and outcomes for our patients. We are very proud of them all,” Dr. Dowidowicz stated.
Certified physician assistants care for patients in a variety of settings, and are licensed and certified healthcare professionals. Working with a supervising physician, physician assistants take medical histories, conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel patients on preventative care, assist in surgery, perform a variety of procedures and write prescriptions.
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Gary Nye, RPA-C
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