SARANAC LAKE - The accolades continue for one of the longest serving members of the Adirondack Health Medical Staff.
Roy "Skip" F.C. Parker, physician assistant, has been named a Cambridge "Who's Who Professional of the Year in Medical Support Services."
While inclusion in the Cambridge Who's Who Registry is an honor, only a small selection of members in each discipline are selected Professional of the Year. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, years of service, and the credentials they have provided in association with their Cambridge Who's Who membership.
Roy “Skip” Parker displays his plaque for Cambridge “Who’s Who Professional of the Year in Medical Support Services.”
(Photo courtesy of Adirondack Medical Center)
A former medic for the U.S. Army, Parker has acquired a varied skill set covering family practice, surgery, emergency medicine, geriatric medicine, trauma, correctional medicine and frontier medicine and teaching. He celebrates his 30th year as a physician assistant for Adirondack Medical Center, a member of Adirondack Health. Assigned primarily to the Emergency Department, Mr. Parker assists surgeons, provides immediate medical care, and consults with physicians and specialists.
Parker obtained a bachelor of science in physician assistant studies from Finch University of Medical Sciences/Chicago Medical School, and an associate of applied science in physician assistant studies from the Albany-Hudson Valley Physician Assistant Program. He completed an emergency residency program at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, and earned advanced trauma life support certification, board certification in surgery and certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
In addition, Parker is a certified advanced cardiac life support instructor, board certified physician assistant, certified pediatric advanced life support instructor, physician assistant certified, and certified neonatal resuscitation provider.
Respected by his peers, Parker is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and a fellow of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants, the Adirondack Society of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants. Additionally, he is a member of the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants and the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants. He is a life member of both the National Rifle Association and Safari Club International. Mr. Parker and his wife Jeanine will be retiring in the next few years and moving to the Gulf coast of Florida.