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Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C

Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C

Stephen H. Hanson, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a 34-year PA currently practicing in Bakersfield, Calif., in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Hanson has served in many specialties during the span of his career including public health, OB/GYN, occupational injury, urgent care and emergency medicine.

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An article in The New York Times said what many in medicine have known for years: PAs and NPs can be a solution to the physician shortage.

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An outlier, fluent user of EHR systems gives his thoughts on the technology, including the pros and cons.

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The data has begun to back what one PA has known for quite some time, PAs and NPs can make a difference in caring for a patient with chronic disease.

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A look into the history and evolution of the PA profession on the 51st anniversary of its birth.

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There are multiple problems with a disturbing trend that has seen PAs assigned as EHR scribes. For one, it's a misuse of their talents.

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For many medical specialties, like those in surgery, it seems foolish to require providers to take a paper certification test.

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What can you learn about solving global health problems from a biography about the innovative physician and anthropologist, Paul Farmer?

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Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are a vital part in solving the opioid epidemic and will soon have new authority to do so.

Medicine is now a team sport which has many moving parts and requires a highly specialized staff. PAs are not the enemy. We are the solution.

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Despite the progress the healthcare industry has had in adopting EHRs, the interoperability of these systems needs to be better.

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