From October 6-12, we celebrate National Physician Assistant Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health.
Find out more about Rafael Pomales Jr., MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA from Clinicas Mi Doctor Plano.
Why did you become a PA?
I wanted to heal soldiers and civilians during my time in the US Army after seeing a PA in Iraq caring for soldiers, Iraqi POWs and Iraqi civilians.
How long have you been a PA?
What is the best thing you enjoy about being a PA?
Watching people improve their health from something I contributed to.
What has been your greatest success or accomplishment as a PA?
I have been lucky enough to catch several cancerous tumors during an exam, leading to remission for the patient.
What is the best part of your day?
Greeting the patient and finding out about their day/lives.
What is your favorite treat (food, candy, etc.)?
Cheesecake and Chocolate.
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