Jim Anderson, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Jim Anderson, PA-C, DFAAPA, is chair of the American Academy of Physician Assistants Health Disparities Work Group.
All articles by Jim Anderson, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
The future of the Affordable Care Act remains unknown, but the results of the 2018 midterm elections almost certainly prevent its repeal during the current presidency.
Although physician assistant curricula focused on treating the LGBT community has increased, more work is needed to expand the research on this population.
Understanding the current opioid prescribing rules is necessary for clinicians to safely and effectively treat patients with chronic pain conditions.
Although bed rest was once frequently advised in pregnancy, clinicians today routinely warn against bed rest for most pregnant patients due to potential negative effects.
Overweight patients often experience bias from the medical community, which may prevent them from seeking medical attention, even when it’s necessary.
Some of the most memorable moments in medical practice are the times when a patient and clinician can chit-chat like friends.
An organization representing the effort to move toward autonomy has made big inroads into the AAPA, resulting in a push toward unhitching physician assistants from MD colleagues.
PAs should always keep in mind the sacred responsibility of the job: the knowledge to know what to do for our patients, and when and how to do it.
A national databank is necessary and would include names of medical providers who have publicly expressed opinions indicating biases about certain populations.
It can be difficult to care for complex patients when they need services that do not exist.
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