U.S. Air Force Capt. Andrea Tidd, 18th Medical Services Flight commander and physician assistant, examines the ear of Deana Ladd, 18th Medical Group registered nurse, Jan. 23, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Physician assistants often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. Their role in patient care consists of diagnosing illnesses, developing and managing treatment plans and prescribing medications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony |  VIRIN: 190123-F-DM566-2009.JPG