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
There are strong and persistent data that suggest social factors — in addition to the typical pathophysiologic influences — have a significant impact on mortality. Often called “social determinants of health,” these forces can be challenging to notice and therefore easy to deny. However, evidence shows that they can have health-related consequences and increase patient…
While medical credentials are meaningful to both patient and provider, they can also cause confusion.
The term mid-level provider is causing confusion for patients and frustration for medical providers.
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.
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