Physician Assistant Optimal Team Practice
Identify and discuss the potential advantages and disadvantages of Optimal Team Practice (OPT) as it applies to Physician Assistant practice. Discuss the positive as well as the negative implications of OTP in your practice. Include your personal feelings on the subject, both positive and negative.
This is to be an exposition on the positives and negatives and implications of independent Physician Assistant practice – in other words examining PAs practicing without Physician supervision – becoming completely autonomous in certain areas of medicine.
Most PAs (and physicians) would agree that PAs could and already do practice independently in many primary care areas.