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July 2008 - Posts


Notable NPs
July 31, 2008 3:08 PM by Jennifer Ford
In the news this week have been profiles on two NPs making a difference: Julie Marfell of Kentucky and Kathy Trotter of North Carolina. Marfell was awarded the Kentucky Nurse Practitioner of the Year award from AANP. She was highlighted in the Lexington Read More...
Sometimes It’s About Ugly
July 31, 2008 1:01 PM by Jill Rollet
"A familiar chasm separates what women dig from what dudes imagine women dig." That's my favorite line from a New York Times article, published today , about a fetish of mixed martial arts participants. It seems the primarily male fighters actually encourage Read More...
NPR Podcast on Retail Health
July 28, 2008 5:09 PM by Jennifer Ford
Physician Douglas Kamerow reported his view of retail health clinics for NPR, which is available by podcast: Retail Health Clinics: Convenience With Caveats . The comparison Kamerow makes in explaining his view may seem a bit shocking at first: What are Read More...
Podcast: Retail Health = Threat to Physicians?
July 25, 2008 1:17 PM by Jennifer Ford
Several aspects of retail clinics and standalone ERs as they relate to physicians are discussed in this podcast by Heath Leaders Media. Phillip Betbeze, senior finance editor of Health Leaders Media, interviewed Paul Breslin, a senior principal at the Read More...
Retail Health Scope Expansion Is Coming
July 24, 2008 12:53 PM by Jennifer Ford
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has repeatedly expressed its concerns about the retail health industry. They developed a set of guidelines they believe retail health clinics should follow. This list is published on their Web site and Read More...
NPs Inspire Other Professions
July 24, 2008 9:13 AM by Jill Rollet
Last year at this time, I attended the signing of a key law expanding NP privileges in Pennsylvania . Milling about before the ceremony, I was buttonholed by a dental hygienist hoping to spread the word about the valuable work those practitioners do. Read More...
NP-Written Case Study for NYT
July 23, 2008 4:31 PM by Jennifer Ford
Here is a well-written piece by an NP that was published in The New York Times : " His Service Ended, but the Battles Raged On ." It's a case study by a spinal cord NP about a veteran patient, with some interesting insight about the risk of patients abusing Read More...
Editorial: DNP a Bad Idea
July 23, 2008 11:31 AM by Jennifer Ford
An editorialist for The Washington Times wrote an article about the DNP last week that makes some interesting points worth pondering. In Dane Stangler's " Doctor nurse will see you now ," he says he believes the DNP is a bad idea, mainly because with Read More...
Physician: Retail Health Succeeds Because of EHR
July 21, 2008 2:25 PM by Jennifer Ford
Many physicians and physician groups have come forward since the appearance of retail health clinics to list their reasons for the clinics being potentially harmful to patients. It is rare to hear a physician speak positively, or even objectively, in Read More...
Inside Look at a Retail Clinic
July 1, 2008 1:28 PM by Jennifer Ford
Have you been wondering what the inside of a retail health clinic looks like? A video is included in this Rockford (Ill.) Register Star article about some recently opened Take Care clinics in Illinois. See what it's like behind the clinic door. More about Read More...


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