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  • Rural PAs in Demand

    In a recent article in the Wisconsin State Journal, physician assistants are recognized as an integral part of the solution to a shortage of primary care physicians, particularly in rural areas. Michelle Reisen-Garvey, a PA at Family Health of Lafayette County in rural Wisconsin, is profiled in the article and her work as a PA is explained. ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 30, 2010
  • AFPPA Gets Soaked

    Despite dreary, wet weather in Orlando, the 2010 AFPPA Spring CME Conference is off to an energetic start. At this morning's welcome ceremony and president's address, AFPPA president Bob Thoemke, PA-C, noted that nearly 400 attendees and representatives from all 50 states make this year's spring conference one of the organization's most successful ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 11, 2010
  • ADVANCE Arrives in Orlando

    ADVANCE for Physician Assistants has arrived at the 2010 AFPPA Spring CME Conference in Walt Disney World. Earlier this evening, I stepped off the Magical Express and into the Coronado Springs Resort, where the palm trees are lush and the water is close and calm. For those family practice PAs who can't make it to this year's conference or who are ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 10, 2010
  • Stronger Primary Care Requires More PAs, NPs

    Recommendations from a group of health care leaders convened by the Macy Foundation suggest that new ways of organizing and expanding the roles of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants will strengthen primary care in the future, according to a recent article from HealthLeaders Media. Specifically, the panel ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 9, 2010
  • AAPA President Goes to the White House

    On Wednesday, AAPA president Stephen Hanson stood in the East Room of the White House just behind President Obama as he pledged to push through national health care reform, despite Republican opposition. According to a report in the Bakersfield local news, Hanson described the experience as ''amazing'' and emphasized that his presence at the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 4, 2010
  • A Letter on the Value of PAs

    John A. Lucich, MD, program director and medical director at the Butler University PA program, wrote a letter to the editor that was published on the IndyStar.com Web site today. While the headline is not ideal (''Assistants ease load of busy doctors''), he provides some history about the profession and argues that PAs are crucial during physician ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on February 11, 2010
  • PAs Receive Growing Support in Canada

    Physician assistants are receiving support from physicians to assume a growing role in health care across Canada, though some nurses still maintain that PAs are inadequately trained, overly expensive and unsafe for patients, according to an article in The Canadian Press. The article profiles Susi Schoeley, a 24-year-old ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on February 9, 2010
  • Book Review: Address Unknown

    The following is a guest blog post from Frank Patrick, PA-C, ADVANCE's resident literary critic. His reviews will appear on this blog from time to time as he shares with us the joys of reading for pleasure.  For 20 years I have worked as an emergency medicine PA. In that span of time I have read countless articles and books related ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on January 14, 2010
  • Vietnamese Physician Works to Become a PA

    Thuy Ho, a 38-year-old resident of Lincoln, Nebraska, and mother of two children, is studying to become a physician assistant, a choice she made after immigrating to the U.S. from Vietnam in 2001. According to an article at Journalstar.com, U.S. medical licensing officials wouldn't allow Ho to practice in the States unless ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on January 11, 2010
  • PA Title Confusion on YouTube

    It's undeniable. PAs have made significant progress in educating the public, but there is still confusion surrounding the PA title and what, exactly, a PA does. An animated video posted on YouTube on December 22 illustrates these misunderstandings in a fictional exchange between two old high school friends. Watch the video here. Do you find ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on December 30, 2009
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