POA is proud to announce that the Maryland Academy of Physicians Assistants (MAPA) named Kemuel Carey, MHS, PA-C, ATC, as the 2016 Physician Assistant of the Year at their annual conference in Ocean City, Maryland.
Each year, MAPA recognizes one individual for their exceptional leadership and skill as a Physician Assistant (PA). This year, the prestigious award was given to Carey for his unwavering dedication to his patients, his advocacy for the PA profession and his commitment to his community. According to Carey, “A great PA is one who focuses on providing excellent patient care and is engaged within a team of health care professionals. He/she is empathetic and seeks the best health care solution for each patient – treating each patient as if he/she was a family member.” This has been and continues to be Carey’s goal each day at POA.
In addition to this award, the American Academy of Physician Assistants named Carey as a distinguished fellow. For the past four years, he has served on the MAPA Legislative and Reimbursement Committees and is also a member of the Advance Practice Professional Committee at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He was also appointed as Liaison from the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and has served in that role since 2013. In addition, he currently serves as Secretary for the Board of Directors of Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery – a national specialty organization of the AAPA.
Even at an early age, Carey was intrigued by medicine. He has spent his life seeking more training and education in his field, in order to provide exceptional patient care. This December, Carey will graduate with an MBA with a concentration in Health Care Administration.
“I was honored and humbled to receive this award,” Carey said. “I am fortunate to work with a great team at POA with a common interest in helping patients in need of orthopaedic care.”
Please join us in congratulating Kemuel Carey on this outstanding accomplishment and honor.