I know it goes without saying, but it takes an entire team to care for someone. A patient was surprised recently to hear that our physician assistants can provide all of the same care that a doctor can, and that I rely on them to do so. In fact, it’s not unusual for me to consult Samantha or Manisha to get another perspective. Each of them has had experiences in primary care that I haven’t, and brings something unique to medicine, so we often will ask for each other’s opinion. Medicine in this day and age is a collaboration.