The role of a physician assistant (PA) is demanding, but the variety and challenge of the job is exactly what drew Billy Malone to his profession.

“Every day I go to work hoping to make a difference, even if for just one person,” Billy says. “It keeps me wanting to come back.”

PAs have deep medical knowledge, treat patients, determine diagnoses, help perform surgery, and are also licensed by the same medical boards that confer physician licenses in most states. For Billy, that spectrum of responsibilities is intriguing. He feels a commitment to each patient, no matter what their situation when they come through the emergency room doors. Besides the satisfaction he gets from patient care, Billy feels a special affinity for his fellow MEMA staff, noting that having a close working relationship with his colleagues is important.

And PA work runs in the family – Billy’s wife Brittany is also a PA and works for Novant Health.

Billy received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Science in Physician Assistant from King’s College. When he’s not working as an emergency medicine PA, you can find him on the golf course.