Musings about the strengths of teams
The commonalities between PAs and physicians far outweigh the few differences that we have.
The true value of medical missions
A mission to Guatemala provides insight on the PA profession and introspection on what it means to work in healthcare.
PAs Deserve Direct Reimbursement for their Services
Unlike physicians, APRNs, and other health professionals, physician assistants do not receive direct reimbursement from insurers.
Remove Administrative Hassles for Collaborating PAs, Docs
An explainer of the AAPA's Optimal Team Practice (OTP) initiative and why it's important to improving care.
Data Security in the Digital Age a Lingering Concern
The digitization of health data is a good, but it brings concerns over how hard it is to protect patient data.
Gaining a Better Understanding of Patient Satisfaction
While there are a lot of definitions around "quality," we have a long way to go in understanding what constitutes patient satisfaction in medicine.
EHRs Still Have a Ways to Go
While progress has been made, we still have a very long way to go to achieve the dream of EHRs and other health IT.
Trying to Understand America's Outrageous Healthcare Prices
A recent study looked at America's high cost of healthcare and why it stands above other industrialized countries.
PAs Clarify Practice Role Amid AMA Ruling
A new resolution from the AMA opposed independent practice by PAs, which is not something the profession is seeking.
Medical Malpractice Liability in the EHR
The EHR is creating some risk and liability for providers. Some of these risks are obvious and some are not.
Gender Wage Gap Remains for PAs
It's unfortunate that gender wage gaps remain in the physician assistant profession. Here are some thoughts on how to address them.
Drilling Down on the Female-Male Pay Disparity among PAs
Female PAs make 86 percent of what their male counterparts earn, a recent study found. This is profoundly unfair.
Care Lessons from Early Days of an Outbreak
This healthcare provider shares his experiences on having two brothers who succumbed to HIV/AIDS in the 1980s and how it's shaped his outlook in medicine.
EHR Dissatisfaction is Contributing to Provider Burnout
This healthcare provider has seen firsthand how poor EHR design has contributed to burnout in physicians, PAs, and other practitioners.
The Problems with the U.S. Healthcare System
An interview with the CEO of Kaiser Permanente's medical group in California puts the problem with our health system into perspective.
New Role in Connecting PAs and Physicians
This blogger is taking on a new role at the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), where he'll work closely with the AMA.
A Personal Experience in Providing Care Overseas
This practitioner shares his experience in providing care in Guatemala on a recent mission trip.
Surgical Missions are a Rewarding Experience for Providers
This Physician Assistant recommends practitioners partake in a surgical mission in a third-world country, as he found it to be a rewarding experience.
The Scary Saga of the Anti-Vaccine Crusade
Despite an overwhelming abundance of evidence, some anti-vaccine advocates are insistent that they are not safe.
PAs and the Affordable Care Act
ACA significantly changed the landscape of healthcare delivery in the U.S. and that was especially the case for the physician assistant profession.
Thoughts about Retiring from Medicine after a Long Career
It takes a lifetime of planning to ensure you can retire according to plan. Here are some steps to make it a reality.
Enough with Troubling Laws Governing PAs in Practice
The laws governing physician assistants in practice are downright ridiculous in some states. It's time for PAs to speak up and defend their right to govern themselves.
Why PAs are Being Used More in Hospitals
Recent research indicates that PAs are an effective resource for hospitals to improve outcomes at a lower cost of care.
NYT Article Says PAs, NPs are Solution to Doc Shortage
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.
The Pros and Cons of EHR Systems
An outlier, fluent user of EHR systems gives his thoughts on the technology, including the pros and cons.
PAs, NPs Make a Difference in Chronic Disease Care
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.
The Significance of Physician Assistant Day
A look into the history and evolution of the PA profession on the 51st anniversary of its birth.
PAs Should Not Be Used as Scribes
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.
The Problem with Certifying Many Medical Specialties
For many medical specialties, like those in surgery, it seems foolish to require providers to take a paper certification test.
Lessons from a Pioneer in Global Health
What can you learn about solving global health problems from a biography about the innovative physician and anthropologist, Paul Farmer?
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