Articles matching the ‘Policy’ Category

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January 13th, 2016

Off to the Races — Maximizing the PA Role to Fill Healthcare Gaps

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we hear from childhood, innocent but underscored with pressure to have a life plan by the age of 18. Realistically, it’s a journey of many experiences, successes and failures that lead individuals to gratifying careers. My first career choice as a 10-year-old […]


December 16th, 2015

To Vaccinate Or Not

The other day I was riding my bike and thinking about how I am required to get a flu vaccine every year or wear a mask during the entire flu season, and this really irks me because I work really hard to be healthy and I don’t like being told I have to do something, […]


November 4th, 2015

What Should “PA” Stand For?

Bianca Belcher, MPH, PA-C, practices neurosurgery in Boston, MA. In the past few years, the charge to rename our profession from “physician assistant” to “physician associate” has gained momentum. Although a name change would not alter the scope of what PAs do on a day-to-day basis, the argument is that it might better inform our […]


October 28th, 2015

Much Ado About a Fall

Charity Maniates, MSPA, MPH, PA-C practices geriatric medicine in Maine. At 3:00 AM the pager furiously buzzes on my bedside table, jolting me out of sleep. I grapple with my iPhone and call the nursing facility to address the emergency. The nurse brightly reports that a patient had a fall without injury — her third […]


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NP/PA Bloggers

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