Kody Lewis, PA-C
Board Certified Physician Assistant
Kody Lewis is a board certified physician assistant (PA-C). He earned his Master’s Graduate of Marquette University Physician Assistant Program, a National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accredited program.
His training emphasized adult and pediatric orthopedics, general surgery, emergency medicine and general medicine. He is licensed to practice medicine and prescribe medications in the state of Illinois under physician supervision. Kody Lewis PA-C practices side-by-side with Dr. Lopez in the operating room, in the clinic as well as the hospital caring for patients.
What Is A Physician Assistant?
A physician assistant (PA) is a highly educated medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor. As a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program that is nationally certified and state-licensed, a Physician Assistant can practice medicine with the supervision of a physician. PAs perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, perform procedures, assist in surgery, provide patient education and counseling and even make rounds in hospitals.
All 50 states and the District of Columbia allow PAs to practice and prescribe medications.
What Does “PA-C” Mean?
Physician assistants have their own medical licenses with a distinct scope of practice. The acronym PA-C simply means “Physician Assistant Certified”. A physician assistant becomes certified by graduating from an accredited physician assistant program and must pass the NCCPA Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (among other requirements) before receiving the medical license designation “PA-C”.