Matthew Garner, PA-C is a physician assistant. He joined Urologic in 2015. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at William Carey University. He obtained his Master of Science in Medicine at the Mississippi College Physician Assistant Program in 2013. He is certified and licensed to practice medicine in Mississippi. He is an active member of various medical societies including the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and Urological Association of Physician Assistants (UAPA). He also serves as the Director of the Northern Region for the Mississippi Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA). He evaluates and treats patients in the hospital and clinic alongside our physicians. He also assists in surgery. He has a special interest in men’s health and leads the Men’s Health Clinic at Urologic. He lives in Tupelo with his wife and two dogs. He enjoys reading and traveling.
Physician Assistants (PAs) are nationally certified and state licensed to practice medicine. PAs are educated at the graduate level and practice in every medical and surgical setting and specialty. Often educated side by side with physicians, PAs provide a broad range of medical services. The exact duties of PAs depend on the type of medical setting in which they work, their level of experience, their specialty, and their state laws. PAs can obtain medical histories, perform physical exams, diagnosis and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, develop treatment plans, counsel on preventative healthcare, perform office procedures, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions. PAs provide quality care and have been shown to positively impact patient outcomes.