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I recently attended an aesthetics conference in south
Florida. There were many great speakers- seasoned cosmetic surgeons and
dermatologists, successful CEOs, and highly-acclaimed skin care
specialists. Aside from learning about new and improved aesthetic
technologies and techniques, a specific speaker enlightened me before he ...
Over the past month I have had some very challenging
patients. I will often question, why and how did someone end up here at the
correctional facility? I believe it is better I do not know. Actually, it is
none of my business; it keeps the care unbiased and pure and it does not impact
how I treat them. If one of the inmates upsets the ...
There was a disturbing incident
that occurred a few weeks ago. I also look at this experience as an eye-opener
for me. I have long come to this realization, but it was never more evident
than when the incident happened. First, let me start off by stating, prior to my
opportunity to work in corrections, I was judgmental and biased and I ...
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 ...
On Facebook last week, we shared the Aesthetics Practice Today blog, ''Maintaining Facial Balance with Liquid Facelifts.'' Blogger Mina Grasso described the impressive effects of this treatment but warned clinicians to outline clear expectations to their patients. Facebook fan Shane commented, ''I do these all the time. Patients never, ever have ...
There are several divisions to the medical department at the correctional facility, and for the most part, everyone works collaboratively. There is the medical team consisting of myself, my collaborative physician and our nurse, an LPN. Also, there are nurses, an RN and LPN, who distribute the medication, perform physicals, administer TB testing, ...
For the past three weeks, I have
been on medical leave. Now in the recovery phase, I can admit to being very
bored. Every five days my collaborative physician has called me to update me on
the latest issues and just to vent. I feel this is a way to keep me connected;
it is also nice being missed. She told me staff members continue to ask, ...
Monday's Bismark (N.D.) Tribune ran a positive article introducing the role of nurse practitioners with a DNP to the public. ''Nurse Who Is Also a Doctor'' featured nurse practitioner Stacey Pfenning, who has a doctor of nursing practice degree. Although the article might lead to some confusion among careful readers about whether a DNP expands an ...
A nice article about nurse practitioners showed up in the New York City edition of yesterday's New York Times. Although titled ''Yes, the P.A. Will See You Now,'' the article looks at both physician assistant and NP roles, and it does a good job covering education, salary and job experience.
The reporter does once refer to NPs and PAs as ...
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 ...