OUR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
Physician Assistants (PAs) are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative healthcare services, under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. Working as members of our clinical team, PAs take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and x-rays and make diagnoses. They also treat minor injuries by suturing, splinting, and casting.
PAs also record progress notes, instruct and counsel patients, and order or carry out therapy. PAs may prescribe certain medications and routinely visit hospitals and nursing care facilities to check on patients, after which they report back to the physician. PAs specializing in surgery provide preoperative and postoperative care and may work as first or second assistants during major surgery.
Danielle Monroe, PA-C is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants and is PA to Dr. Boyette and Dr. Simmons, specializing in hand, wrist and elbow. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Florida in 2005 and a Masters in Health Science from the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Program in 2009. She spent her first 8 years practicing Emergency Medicine and moved to Bradenton with her family in 2016. She has two beautiful daughters, Macee and Emersyn. Danielle enjoys GATOR FOOTBALL, staying active, enjoying the beach and spending time with family and friends. Danielle is affiliated with the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.[/two_third_last]
OUR ADVANCED REGISTERED NURSE PRACTITIONERS
An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is a registered nurse who has completed specific advanced nursing education and training in the diagnosis and management of both common and complex medical conditions. With an ability to write prescriptions, ARNPs treat both general and chronic conditions through comprehensive history taking, physical exams, prescribing medications, physical therapy, ordering tests and therapies for patients – all within their scope of practice. ARNPs may work on their own or in partnership with a physician to provide primary care and expert consultation to patients.