What is a Physician Assistant?
Hi! I am Austin, a certified PA or physician assistant.
You may have heard of this term and thought so what does that mean? Are you a doctor? I’m not, however my responsibilities are very similar. I am able to:
🩺 diagnose and treat patients
🧪 order lab results
💊 prescribe medications
I have been trained using the same medical model as a physician, as compared to the nursing model utilized for nursing programs including nurse practitioners.
Physician assistants are also able to practice in a surgical setting, in an operating room, as compared to a nurse practitioner. Fun fact, I was fortunate enough to be trained at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, which is uniquely one of two surgical physician assistant programs in the country. Prior to my role as a dietary consultant, I worked in a private practice and the operating room for 5 years. Additionally, I have been to several keto and low carb conferences and have worked alongside low carb physicians to learn how to order and interpret labs in this setting.
So what makes my background unique with regard to helping you obtain optimal health?
✔ a medical background to support those with underlying conditions
✔ knowledge of what western medicine will recommend as treatment
✔ knowledge to provide alternatives with a custom holistic approach
✔ recommend & review of supportive lab work to get a clear picture of your health
✔ design a custom lifestyle approach, including diet, to optimize your health
While experimentation is still a big part of finding what works best for you, my medical background helps to dial into the details of the individual, saving you time and hesitation towards better health.
I am very passionate about working with clients one on one to do just that. Whether you are just getting started or have been on a low carb diet for several months or even years, I am happy to help you dial into the details and help you thrive.
You are unique. You deserve unique care.
Book your appointment to start your journey to rebuilding your health!