A PA like the ones you find at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, is a Physician Assistant, a licensed medical provider working in tandem with our physicians. NAO also has two Nurse Practitioners (NP) on staff. All are key members of the Specialty Centers at NAO, providing medical care to patients along their path of recovery and mobility. Our PAs and NPs work closely with each patient's doctor, and are trained and licensed to provide care to patients, independently too. Patients benefit from receiving optimized orthopaedic care, often sooner than if they were to wait for an appointment with the physician. Our patients find they develop a trust and partnership with their PAs/NPs, as well. Read more about our teamHERE.