Rome practice welcomes new physician assistant

Board-certified physician assistant Philip Downs has joined the staff at Rome Medical Practice Surgical Specialists, located in Suite 300, 267 Avery Lane, Rome.

He is working with general surgeon Keneth Hall in the practice.

The practice provides complete care of a broad range of surgical procedures at Rome Memorial Hospital, including minimally invasive hernia repairs, cholecystectomies, anti-reflux procedures, and placement of gastric pacemakers to treat gastroparesis.

Downs earned a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from Franklyn Pierce University, West Lebanon, New Hampshire. He has a membership in the National Association of Certification for Physician Assistants and holds a certification in emergency medicine from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Photo: Downs