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  • PA Is Lead Author on Congenital Heart Care Study in Pediatrics

    Former ADVANCE senior associate editor Terri Schaefer, who is now communications manager for the Adult Congenital Heart Association, let me know recently that Susan M. Fernandes, MHP, PA-C, a physician assistant in the cardiology department at Children’s Hospital in Boston, was the lead author of a study published recently in the journal ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on December 12, 2011
  • A Month Worth Reflection — And Action

    For the first time, health advocates have designated a specific month for national attention to pediatric obesity. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and as we near its end I'd like to share what a few nurse practitioner students have done to call attention to it. Last weekend, three NP students from Samuel Merritt ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 21, 2010
  • Opportunity Lost

    The article starts out promising good PR for nurse practitioners: ''Peggy O'Donnell, a Lynbrook nurse practitioner, knows a thing or two about picking a good primary care physician.'' This is O'Donnell's opportunity to explain that an NP often can be your primary care provider — and even better, that there are studies that show that NP care is ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on May 1, 2008
  • Retail Clinic Strategery

      Opening my Providence (Rhode Island) Journal this morning (OK, online), I saw yet another report on physician objections to retail or convenient care clinics. The same article, but with different names, has been showing up about once a week somewhere in the country for the past 3 years. The article always cites physician charges that ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on October 26, 2007