Katie Stewart, PA-C
About Katie Stewart, Physicians Assistant
Katie Stewart, PA-C, graduated from the UWL-Gundersen-Mayo Physician Assistant program in 2009. She is certified through NCCPA and recertified in June 2014. She has worked with a leading cardiology group in South Central Illinois. She completed both inpatient and outpatient cardiac care. She assisted in running device clinics. She has also worked with an outpatient neurology group. Her cardiac interests of care include cardiac disease prevention and disease maintenance, heart rhythm control, hypertension and lipid control. Her neurology interests are migraine therapy, pain management, dementias, seizure disorders and movement disorders.
What is a Physicians Assistant?
Physician Assistants (PAs) are licensed health care providers who are qualified by academic and clinical training to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. Modeled on physician training, PAs undergo intensive education in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and medical/surgical specialties.
PAs provide comprehensive medical care including:
- Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions
- Prescribing medications
- Conducting health histories and physical examinations
- Ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests
- Performing procedures and treatments
- Managing patients in clinics, hospitals and rural areas.
PAs practice in all specialties, write more than 330 million prescriptions and see more than 257 million patients each year.