Seanra Kalil, PA-C
Board Certified Physician Assistant
Seanra Kalil, PA-C, is a 2002 graduate of the Cook County Physician Assistant Program, the first PA program in Illinois. Her professional experience spans gastroenterology, otolaryngology, allergy & immunology and radiology. Preceding practicing as a physician assistant, Seanra worked with spinal cord, brain injury and subacute patients as a mental health counselor. Her Master's thesis focused on psychotherapy with chronically ill and hospitalized children and she conducted her clinical studies at the University of Chicago Children's Hospital (formerly Wyler Children's Hospital).
Seanra taught the course “History and Physical” at John H. Stroger/MXC Physician Assistant Program for a number of years. She is currently an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, assisting with applications, interviews and labs.
Seanra enjoys treating both adults and children in the Immediate Care clinic under the supervision of Dr. Eugene Lopez. She is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant in the state of Illinois. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants.
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 Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (among other requirements) before receiving the medical license designation “PA-C”.