Luis Camacho, P.A. is a physician assistant in urology with more than 14 years of experience. Physician assistants in Florida are highly trained professionals who can perform many of the same medical diagnoses and treatments as medical doctors. They first have to enter an accredited graduate medical program that is recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs.
Entrance into these programs is highly competitive. Students must first take all prerequisites for any of the required graduate classes before admission. Students are also admitted based on their ability to work with people, their understanding of the PA occupation, their prior health care experience and prior academic performance, and their life experiences. They also must pass the Graduate Record Exam.
Physician assistant graduate medical programs run about 27 months with more than a thousand hours of classroom and laboratory experience. They must complete two thousand hours of supervised clinical experience, which can take up to a year. The program culminates by passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam, a grueling 300-question exam that takes five hours to complete. Overall, that means a physician assistant has had at least three years of training before passing the certifying exam.
PAs must renew their license annually to continue practicing medicine. During every two-year period, they must obtain at least 100 hours of continuing medical education, which assures patients their PAs understand the most current medical thinking and practices.
Physician assistants must also work under the direct supervision of a board certified medical doctor. While PAs are fully capable of handling most common medical issues, this supervision assures the patients that their PAs are part of a medical team, always working together to provide the best in medical treatment.
Luis Camacho, P.A. works within a large practice at Advanced Urology Institute in Fort Myers, Florida, where he and all his colleagues work as a team under the supervision of a board certified urologist. He is a knowledgeable and experienced physician assistant who is dedicated to caring for patients. For more information, visit the Advanced Urology Institute website.