Jim Anderson, PA-C, finds that remembering to ask about the small stuff, like medication reconciliation and smoking cessation, improves his ability to help keep his patients safe and healthy.
Asking patients artful questions about the kinds of foods they consume can provide clinicians with more insight than simply asking if the patient eats a balanced diet.
Describing patients as “nonadherent” rather than “noncompliant” to a treatment regimen reflects a healthy patient-provider relationship.
PAs and NPs are playing a key role in diagnosing and treating patients with COVID-19. Will this change how other clinicians view advanced practice providers?
State-by-state differences in regulation processes cause nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to have different practice experiences across the United States.
Healthcare providers should take steps now to ensure that the telehealth modalities they use are HIPAA compliant.
Remote lectures and socially-distant laboratory evaluations are changing the landscape of physician assistant programs across the country.
PAs and PA students who are motivated to share their experience have developed a digital community on Instagram.
An NP shares her most memorable patient story, a girl who presents with blockage in her ear following a day at the beach.
Some of the major theories behind why Black patients have seemingly worse outcomes than White patients cite racism, not race, as the root of the problem.
When talking about work issues, Dr Bernstein recommends trying not to focus too much on how awful things are because it can be disheartening.
When meeting with wary parents, familiarize yourself with recent statistics and controversies regarding vaccinations.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians should be extremely mindful of assessing their own symptoms before making the decision about whether to treat patients or stay home.
Now more than ever, clinicians need to be in check with their emotions as the COVID-19 pandemic can cause feelings of sadness, loneliness, and depression.
CME courses may be a better alternative to a formal examination for PAs to meet recertification requirements.
Although the NCCPA has replaced the existing recertification exam, some PAs feel as though the pilot examination program does not sufficiently replace the old exam.
Guidance is available to help physicians get their practices back up and running safely following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Society should begin to consider patients with methamphetamine use disorder as sick even though they do not display the typical symptoms of a patient with an illness.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to palliative care teams.
Providers who treat higher-weight patients should be mindful of the terminology they use, as words such as “obesity” can be stigmatizing.