Eva joined Central Family Practice in August 2015. She is a native Texan and grew up in Houston, Texas. Eva is a certified Physician Assistant. She graduated in 2003 from The University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Eva received two degrees from Baylor University in Waco, Texas; a Master of Clinical Gerontology and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Pre-Medicine.
Before becoming a PA, Eva worked as the Assistant Director of the Nursing Home Ombudsman program as an advocate for the residents in the nursing homes in Dallas County and as a medical analyst for a law firm specializing in health law. As a PA, she has experience in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine with specialty training in Endocrinology. Eva is particularly passionate about thyroid disease, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Placing emphasis on prevention of diabetes, high cholesterol and metabolic syndrome via healthy lifestyle including diet and exercise is a top priority. Her other interests include seeing children and teenagers and helping them become engaged in their own health and wellness.
Eva is extensively involved with the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants to help shape favorable legislation for PAs and the Physician-PA team. She enjoys being a mentor and partner with her patients in their quest for wellness. Her hobbies include running marathons, watching a variety of sports, star gazing and enjoying the local art scene.
What is a Physician Assistant (PA)
Physician assistants (PAs) are health care professionals who practice medicine with physician supervision. They conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions. They are often found in primary care practice; family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and many other specialty areas. All 50 states and the District of Columbia allow PAs to practice and prescribe medications.
By design, physicians and PAs work together as a team, and all PAs practice medicine with physician supervision. Supervision does not mean, though, that a supervising physician must always be present with the PA or direct every aspect of PA-provided care.
The PA educational program is modeled on the medical school curriculum, a combination of classroom and clinical instruction.
PAs are trained and educated similarly to physicians, and therefore share similar diagnostic and therapeutic reasoning. Physician-PA practice can be described as delegated autonomy. Physicians delegate duties to PAs, and within those range of duties, PAs use autonomous decision-making for patient care. This team model is an efficient way to provide high-quality medical care. (Courtesy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
You can certainly request to be seen by Eva Montes, PA-C. PAs deliver high-quality care and research shows that patients are just as satisfied with PA-provided care as they are with physician care.