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This month, thousands of PA and NP students are just getting
started on their journey. Most PA programs begin in June or August and many
students are gearing up for the craziest two years of their career thus far. I
am 2 years in and graduate in December and August is a great time to reflect on
what I've learned so far and what I tell ...
Cryosurgery is a
process where liquid nitrogen is applied to a lesion to induce cell death. It
is a procedure done every day in dermatology offices and is now done routinely
in primary care offices as well. It is a relatively low-risk procedure, causes
minimal scarring and can be used for a multitude of conditions, including
People always want to know the secret ingredient. And,
frankly, I can't blame them. In a lot of ways the physician assistant
profession seems too good to be true.
We study medicine for two to three years after obtaining a
bachelor's degree. We practice medicine without post-graduate training or
residency. We can switch specialties without ...
Being prepared. Getting prepared. Makes you think of boy scouts tying knots and
studying guidebooks. But prepping for school properly is important. Effective
preparation can be a big part of the recipe for success.
been prepping for my fall semester that is about to begin after Labor Day
weekend, by vacationing and ...
At the risk of sounding arrogant (my close friends are
shaking their heads and thinking, ''That ship has sailed, Harrison...'') I must
confess something: I haven't made a lot of critical mistakes in life.
I'm not saying I am perfect. I am light years away from
that. But if you had to write the tagline for the story of my career thus far,
As the summer comes to a close and students and parents begin to plan for the next school year, inevitably there is a mad dash to the dermatology office to treat acne. Freshmen want to be clear to start high school, seniors want to be pimple-free for senior pictures. The problem is that they like to wait until 2 weeks before the start of school to ...
This post is an update on the patient I reported on in my March 1 post. He is 75 years old and came to our office as follow-up after excision of scalp lesions. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic melanoma.
The photo shows his scalp involvement 3 months later. These satellite lesions are growing at an exponential rate. The ...
We continue to learn about and understand the concept of volume loss in the aging face. We have a wide spectrum of products to use and are learning more advanced techniques to help our patients look more youthful while maintaining a more natural appearance. Patients can now look 10 to 15 years younger with a liquid facelift in just a few minutes. ...
In lieu of my comments about conferences, I thought
I could encourage any of you PA student or future PA student readers to make a
concerted effort during your student years to make it to the AAPA's IMPACT
annual conference because it's stellar.
The hashtag of this year's conference was #PAsTakeDC
and was held at one of Washington's biggest ...
A thought struck me this week as I stood at the steps of the
U.S. Capitol building. It hit me again as I ran past the Washington Monument
and the Lincoln Memorial. I am young.
I don't mean young as in ''young, up-and-coming PA'' or, ''Boy,
you look way too young to be holding that scalpel.'' I mean that I realized my
life has been just a ...