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Webster PA Josef Maier Receives New Specialty Credential
Johns Creek, GA, February 2013 – Josef Maier, PA-C, of Dublin was recently awarded a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Orthopaedic Surgery from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). He earned that distinction by meeting licensure, education and experience requirements and then passing an exam in the specialty.
Maier, who is employed by Webster Orthopedics, is one of only 34 certified PAs in California to earn a CAQ in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, emergency medicine, nephrology or psychiatry since the inception of this new specialty credential in 2011.
“With the growing shortage of doctors, increases in patient populations and intensifying demand on our health care system, certified PAs are needed more now than ever,” said Pamela M. Dean, NCCPA’s acting president and CEO. “With the CAQ, PAs can more easily document their expertise and showcase their commitment to their profession and to their specialty.”
Certified PAs are licensed and certified health care professionals who practice medicine in partnership with one or more physicians and bring a breadth of knowledge and skills to patient care. Though their role in any particular workplace is determined in consultation with the supervising physician, certified PAs can take histories, conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventative health care, assist in surgery, perform a variety of procedures, and write prescriptions.
For more information about certified PAs or the CAQ program, visit www.nccpa.net.
For more information on Josef Maier, PA-C, visit his profile.