About Tiffany Fowler PA-C
Tiffany joined us 2 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she practiced Family Medicine near the Sandia Mountains. She is passionate about medicine and caring for patients in all stages of life. She enjoys developing long-term partnerships with her patients and their families and helping them improve their quality of life.
Tiffany earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas Lutheran and a Master’s degree in Biology from Baylor University. While working towards her Doctorate at Texas A&M, she felt a call to medicine, which led her to UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth where she obtained a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies.
In her free time Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, cooking, and reading.
What is a PA?
Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and can write prescriptions.
Because of the close working relationship the PAs have with physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model. By design, physicians and PAs work together as a team, and all PAs practice medicine with physician supervision. Supervision does not mean, though, that a supervising physician must always be present with the PA or direct every aspect of PA-provided care.
The PA educational program is modeled on the medical school curriculum, a combination of classroom and clinical instruction. The PA course of study is rigorous and intense. The average length of a PA education program is 27 months. Admission to PA school is highly competitive. Applicants to PA programs must complete at least two years of college courses in basic science and behavioral science as prerequisites to PA school, analogous to premedical studies required of medical students.. PAs also complete more than 2,000 hours of clinical rotations PAs are required to take 100 hours of continuing medical education classes every 2 years and complete a recertification examination every 6 years. PAs are required to take 100 hours of continuing medical education classes every 2 years and complete a recertification examination every 6 years
PAs have a decades-long track record of providing excellent treatment. Studies have demonstrated that PAs provide safe, effective care for their patients. In fact, a PA working within their scope of practice generally provides care which is indistinguishable from that of other clinicians, including physicians. You trust your physician to use safe and effective instruments and medications in your care. You can also trust that your physician works with safe, effective PAs.