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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Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most powerful change agents in improving the quality and consistency of medicine.

Physicians must join physician assistants (PAs) in addressing misconceptions and misinformation about the PA profession.

Medical practices and hospitals must support their aging healthcare providers who may face the biggest challenges during EHR implementations.

Physicians, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals have a unique opportunity to help prevent burn injuries.

A recent directive from the Department of Veterans Affairs enhances PA autonomy while strengthening team and collaborative practice.

Despite the controversy, it is important for all healthcare providers to get their own flu shot to control the epidemic and aid patients.

Physicians have a vast amount of knowledge and training, but there is no need to create fences between members of healthcare teams to demonstrate this point.

In looking at reforming healthcare, we need to increase the productivity of all members of the care team, including physician assistants.

The holiday season often brings reflections on life and career. This provider is thankful for having the opportunity to serve.


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