Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center joined in recognition of eight of its physician assistants during National Physician Assistant Week, October 6-12. The Medical Center’s physician assistants, David Adams, Scott Beeles, Josh Caruso, Gabrielle Condict, Maggie Ecker, Riane Dodge, Alesha Pedersen, and Anuja Thatte, are core members of this healthcare team. Educated and trained as medical generalists, they practice in every setting and specialty, with the goal of providing each patient with the best care possible. 2017 marks the 50 year anniversary of the profession. Please join us in thanking our physician assistants for all they do to help make healthcare accessible to our patients. Your tomorrow is worth defending. Shown in the photo top row are Adams, Beeles, Caruso, and Condict. In the second row are Ecker, Dodge, Pedersen, and Thatte.