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My contact with pain patients was extensive during my
residency in Aurora, North Carolina, a coastal town of about 400, with a
patient population compromising of retirees, commercial fisherman and
above-ground miners from a phosphate mine. I knew from that experience that
even if I never found a job as an NP, I would not choose to do pain ...
In our recent Opinions & Essays article ''PAs:
The Need Is Great, the Time Is Now,'' author Sharon Bahrych, PA-C, MPH,
responded to reader Tina's concerns about choosing the correct career path. ''Yes,
you are definitely not alone in your feelings at this stage of your career. Try
to find a local NP group that meets once a month for CME, ...
Last week, retail clinics were a hot topic. On Twitter, we retweeted an article from @Health_Affairs: ''New Web First online now. Retail Clinic Use Growing Rapidly http://tinyurl.com/9e4jh9y (Free access for two weeks).'' The article highlights the benefits of convenient care, such as longer hours. However, our article The Forked Tongue of ...
Last week, New
Grad NP blogger Samantha Damren posted the struggle she encounters working
with multiple physicians: memorizing the preferences and practices of each. On Facebook,
reader Amber said, ''20 in my emergency physician
group ... can get frustrating!'' On our blog, more readers weighed in. Here
are some of their ...
I attended at cozy talk about HIV
prevention and treatment earlier this year at the suggestion of my mentor. The expert
presiding over the talk was a local expert in HIV management, thus it was an
opportunity I did not care to miss. During the discussion he started to
reference recent study data suggesting the use of antiretroviral ...
Life has really settled down a little over 5 months into my
job at the Martin County Health Department and my little satellite clinic in
Oak City. As mentioned in previous posts, the Oak City Clinic was renovated
from a little firehouse by a $56,000 grant from the GoldenLeaf Foundation.
There was little money for necessary accoutrements so ...
Recently our group was consulted in the care of a patient newly diagnosed with HIV. This patient presented to the hospital via the ED with altered mental status. A lumbar puncture was performed and the cerebrospinal fluid was sent off to the microlab for cultures. About 48 hours later, it was positive for Cryptococcus. An HIV test ...
This week, readers of ADVANCE
for NPs & PAs let us know their opinions on many posts, comments and
our readers liked career development tips, the newest practices in skincare, NP
certification information and the latest posts from our various bloggers. We also
article discussing the growing ...
I received some disappointing news last week. My collaborating physician is moving on. She was offered a great opportunity and she decided to take it. I was very upset by her news. I had blogged about her early on in my employment and I described her as the opposite of warm and fuzzy -- if she would have accepted an opportunity sooner I would not ...
It's just my opinion, but I think HIV tests are vastly under-utilized.
Many patients whom I had the privilege of treating
discovered they contracted HIV only after exhaustive and expensive tests were
conducted to investigate their persistent flu-like symptoms, respiratory
distress or an etiologically indistinct anemia.