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Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C

Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C

Stephen H. Hanson, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a 30-year PA currently practicing in Bakersfield, Calif., in plastic and reconstructive surgery with the Grossman Burn Centers. Hanson has served in many specialties during the span of his career including public health, OB/GYN, occupational injury, urgent care and emergency medicine. E-mail him here.
 

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I can say I've had a rewarding 40-year career in medicine, in a number of roles. But I wonder how will I fill my time in retirement?

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EHRs can pose a liability for providers: If used incorrectly or not double checked for accuracy, providers can be at risk for a malpractice lawsuit.

PAs are overwhelmingly employed in clinical positions, yet there is also a great need for administrators with a PA-C credential.

PAs have always taken a team approach to medicine. That focus is applicable to policy issues as well as clinical ones.

Some physicians are opposed to giving full prescribing authority to PAs. Here's why they are wrong.

I have heard some physicians use malpractice risks as a reason to not work with PAs. Here's how I respond.

How can we combat some of the problems that are arising due to EHRs? Here’s my prescription.

The EHR at my facility takes three separate login steps to get into the record to document a patient encounter or retrieve information. Is there a better way?

Recent research indicates that PAs can improve the healthcare system, and recent policy changes help ensure that they have the opportunity to do so.

We are often so overwhelmed with our everyday practice problems that it can be difficult to remember the bigger picture. Here's a reminder.

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