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2015 Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Salary Survey

The results are based on analysis of 3,019 NPs who responded to the NP survey, and 1,490 PAs who responded to the PA survey.

Renal failure in a patient with maturity onset diabetes of the young

A patient presented to the office with a 45-year history of maturity onset diabetes of the young after renal failure.

Live from AAPA 2015

Read our exclusive live coverage of the 2015 AAPA Annual Conference in San Francisco, California

Well-demarcated pink plaques

Case #1

A 35-year-old man presented with a two-year history of persistent rash on his elbows, knees, and scalp. The rash initially appeared on the elbows ...

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Get patients to quit smoking and lose weight with 3 empowering steps

Get patients to quit smoking and lose weight with 3 empowering steps

Focus on setting personal goals to inspire difficult health changes.

AAPA Award winners play critical role in improving health care

AAPA Award winners play critical role in improving health care

Five physician assistants were lauded for their exemplary commitment to advancing the PA profession by the AAPA.

The Waiting Room Overcoming nocturnal leg cramps

Overcoming nocturnal leg cramps

Nocturnal leg cramps are a relatively common complaint, but there is little research on treatments.

The Waiting Room Recognizing the importance of practitioners' paperwork

Recognizing the importance of practitioners' paperwork

Practitioners must commit to completing their non-clinical office tasks in timely and accurate ways.

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Male with symptomatic
 benign prostatic hyperplasia

Male with symptomatic
 benign prostatic hyperplasia


Several pharmaceutical options exist for men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia who cannot tolerate alpha blockers.

A treatment approach 
for poison ivy

A treatment approach 
for poison ivy


For patients with poison ivy, decontamination should precede steroid treatment.

Keeping an accurate 
medication list is critical 
to a patient's care

Keeping an accurate 
medication list is critical 
to a patient's care


Educating patients can help them see the importance of having an accurate medication list.

Providing a calendar page to use
 as a reminder to take medications

Providing a calendar page to use
 as a reminder to take medications


Use a calendar page to explain what medications patients should take when.

A mnemonic device for use in cardiology care

A mnemonic device for use in cardiology care

Use the acronyms PASS and PAID to remember important murmurs

The benefits of ultrasound
 in women with dense breasts

The benefits of ultrasound
 in women with dense breasts


Even if they are not cost-effective, routine ultrasounds for women with dense breasts are still important.

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