PA Appreciation Week - Cyn Hunt

#PAWeek - Oct 6 - 12

Piedmont would like to recognize and celebrate the Physician Assistants who continue to go above and beyond for our patients. About Cyn Hunt, P.A. Cynthia Hunt Piedmont Orthopaedic Cyn Hunt, Piedmont Spine PA Cyn Hunt has more than 12 years of experience in spine care as a Physician’s Assistant. Before coming to Piedmont, Cyn worked with both orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgeons in Brunswick, Atlanta and Macon. She assists Dr. Stevenson on a wide variety of surgeries and is also able to work autonomously in clinic to offer patients more immediate care. In addition to having a strong background in handling workers' compensation spine cases, Cyn has also served as a guest lecturer for medical and PA students at Mercer University. Cyn was was recently elected to serve on the Georgia Association of Physician’s Assistants (GAPA) Board of Directors. She has also been elected to her profession’s national organization, the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA), where she will represent Georgia in the House of Delegates. As a member of the GAPA Board and AAPA House of Delegates, she will serve as a liaison between practicing PA’s and PA students, keeping them updated on legislation affecting their profession. Learn more about Physician’s Assistants Did you know? Visits, medical and surgical services delivered by a Physician Assistant are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. P.A.’s can:
  • conduct physical exams
  • diagnose and treat illnesses
  • order and interpret tests
  • develop treatment plans
  • counsel on preventative healthcare
  • assist in surgery
  • write prescriptions
P.A.’s acquire extensive healthcare training and experience before they enter an intense, three-year graduate-level program that requires the same prerequisite courses as medical schools. In order to maintain certification, P.A.’s must complete a comprehensive re-certification exam every 10 years as well as 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years. The Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA) promotes high quality, cost-effective, accessible health care as part of a physician-directed PA/physician team and provides for personal and professional development of PAs. Since 1975, GAPA has represented the PA profession among state and national legislators, kept PAs up to date on reimbursement and legislative news, offering continuing education opportunities, and much more.

posted 05/01/2017 in Blog, Physicians

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