Mr. Joe Richardson, a physician assistant, joined Patient First in 2002. He is an alumnus of the University of Maryland and completed the physician assistant program at Essex Community College in Baltimore, Maryland in 1989. Mr. Richardson is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is a Fellow of the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, where he served as the vice-president from 1990 through 1991. Mr. Richardson is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.