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Patrick Jerkins, P.A.-C.
Physician Assistant to: 
Tally H. Eddings III, M.D.

Patrick Jerkins attended The University Of Alabama at Birmingham where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in radiological sciences with certification in radiography and a specialty in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Patrick continues to hold current his radiography credentials. Following his undergraduate studies, Patrick went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies also at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) which holds the distinction of being one of only two Surgical PA programs in the country and ranked in the top 25 PA schools nationwide. After graduation Patrick moved from Alabama to Asheville, NC to practice as a PA with Dr. Tally Eddings III. He enjoys all things outdoors including: hiking, snow skiing, water skiing, mountain biking, golf, and tennis.


  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
    • 2007 - B.S. Radiological Sciences with certification in Radiography and specialty in MRI
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
    • 2010 - M.S. Physician Assistant Studies

PA Clinical/Surgical Rotations

  • Plastic Surgery - Cotter Plastic Surgery, Pelham, Alabama
  • Thoracic Surgery - UAB University Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Outpatient Medicine- Cahaba Family Practice, Pelham, Alabama
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology- UAB Medical West, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Emergency Medicine- Trinity Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Orthopedic Surgery-  Orthopedic Specialists of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Cardiovascular Surgery (two consecutive rotations)- St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Psychiatric Medicine- Bryce State Psychiatric Hospital, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Inpatient/Internal Medicine- Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Pediatric Medicine- Growing up Pediatrics, Birmingham, Alabama
  • General Surgery- St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama

Licensures & Certificates

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologist - Radiography Certification
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants - PA Certification
  • North Carolina Medical Board - PA Licensure
  • Soren Group - Endovascular Vessel Harvest Certification
  • American Heart Association - ACLS/BLS Certification

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Academy of Radiologic Technologists
  • North Carolina Medical Society