Tag - healthcare reform

Physician-PA Teams are Key to Value and Success

September 4th, 2013 A 2011 study commissioned by the NCCPA showed that 84 percent of physicians working with certified PAs said the physician-PA partnership allows them to spend more time with patients who have critical or complex issues.

Doctors Torn on Nurse Practitioner Practice Regulations

April 19th, 2013 Are NPs the answer to the doctor shortage? While an intriguing question, I think we all know there is not a singular answer, but rather a multitude of factors over years that will help America adjust its supply and demand.

Using Twitter to Stay Informed on All Things Healthcare - Healthcare Reform 101

February 22nd, 2012 I typically cringe when I read anything describing a bit on healthcare reform as "great", but as it turns out, this article linked from a tweet by Becker's Hospital Review is, in fact, a great overview of the legislative changes in healthcare that began in 2010. For a quick summary, I've compiled some key highlights...

Physician Assistant Workforce - Will Supply Meet the Demand?

February 7th, 2012 Times are changing. It is refreshing and exciting to see college students now declare that they want to be a PA in the future. This is certainly different from just 15 years ago when I was on my journey toward a PA career as a student in the Duke PA program. This year, 17,000 PA applicants are estimated to be competing for 5,550 seats nationwide.

Physician Assistant Workforce: How Far We Have Come and Where Are We Going?

October 5th, 2011 National PA Week is approaching -- October 6-12, 2011. Some of you may know that the original PA Day was Oct 6. and that coincided with Dr. Eugene Stead's birthday. Dr. Stead, as our founding father, was a local legend at Duke Medical Center, and those of us fortunate to have known him remember his great stories and his amazing vision for our profession.