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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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In a changing healthcare environment, it’s important for physicians, PAs, and everyone else in the care team to get on the same page.

I don't want to stop doing surgery until I'm physically unable to perform safely; however, there are a lot things that I want to do outside of medicine.

The ACA has increased the demand for providers at all levels, and that demand will only continue to grow as more patients enter the healthcare system.

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.

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