American Academy of Physician Assistants

Team Practice

The following resources will help PAs and physicians partner with increased effectiveness that will enhance clinical excellence. You'll find examples of high-functioning teams in a wide range of medical specialties.

The PA profession was founded on the concept of team practice. We believe that the physician-PA team relationship is fundamental to enhancing the delivery of high-quality healthcare. It is critical that this relationship be preserved and strengthened as the healthcare system changes.

Physician-PA team

This AAPA issue brief details the unique physician-PA team (PDF) practice model and other healthcare organizations' support for team practice.

Practice agreement

For more information on practice agreements, visit your state regulatory body's website and read AAPA's state law summary for your state. 

Finding 'Dr. Right' 

Integrity, communication, respect and partnership make an excellent team tick, according to this PA Professional article (PDF).

Successful team practice video

The award-winning team of Christopher E. Sadler, PA-C, and Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE, discuss their practice in this video.