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  • Job Interviews & Food Allergies

    Dear Career Coach:  I am a new grad NP with celiac disease and I am unable to eat at restaurants due to potential cross-contamination that inevitably leaves me ill for a week. What suggestions do you have to handle not being able to eat at a restaurant, without coming across like a ''major diva'' as you mentioned? Dear Reader:  The ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on July 16, 2014
  • Feedback Gone Wild?

    Last week I read an article and now I find that I just can't get it off my mind. It announced a new government ''project'' initiated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The agency is seeking approval from the White House to begin setting up a system for consumers to report ''medical mistakes'' and ''unsafe practices.'' The purpose ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on October 3, 2012
  • Interviewing Tips From Someone Who Just Got Hired

    I spent the better part of my summer interviewing for a new job, exploring other derm offices and traveling to different cities I was considering. I was surprised by the volume of offices looking to hire a dermatology PA or NP. I had a wonderful experience searching and interviewing, and I was lucky to have many options to choose from. I decided ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on September 6, 2012
  • The Art of Time Management

    We have all been to see a healthcare provider with a checklist of things we wish to accomplish during a visit. Isn't that why we go? Time management skills in medicine are essential. As providers, we have to find a nice balance that gives patients our undivided attention yet maintains efficiency and allows us to be productive. My goal in time ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on December 27, 2011
  • Walgreens Voted Most Innovative

    Walgreens, owner and operator of Take Care Clinics, was selected by Fast Company Magazine as one of the healthcare industry’s most innovative companies as part of the magazine’s ''Fast 50'' issue, which celebrates the world's most innovative companies. Other healthcare companies included were Kaiser Permanente, patient-community network Patients ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on February 19, 2010
  • Emergency Preparedness in Retail Healthcare

    I am sure that everyone is aware of the swing flu scare that took place a few weeks ago. This was an uncertain time for everyone in the medical and public health arena. However, after working in a retail health clinic during this time, I realized that the public turns to retail clinic providers to help them understand and process public health ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on May 22, 2009
  • 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
  • Study: NPs Provide Better Diabetes Care

    That's right — better care than physicians and better care than physician assistants (PAs), according to a study just published in the Annals of Family Medicine (Ohman-Strickland PA, et al. Quality of Diabetes Care in Family Medicine Practices: Influence of Nurse-Practitioners and Physician's Assistants. Annals of Family Medicine 6:14-22 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on January 22, 2008