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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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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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


After taking a trip to the highlands of Guatemala, this provider is looking at non-communicable diseases in a new, scarier light.


One provider shares his experiences in delivering care in a third-world country and the tough realities of life in these areas.


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