Since the inception of Western medicine, there has been an effort to identify genes specific to certain races that would explain why minority populations, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), have higher disease burden than White populations. Jim Anderson addresses what role racism has had in creating this implicit bias.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Providers who treat higher-weight patients should be mindful of the terminology they use, as words such as “obesity” can be stigmatizing.
Two friends reflect on their decision to step back from the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and whether they made the right choice.
A big focus of my practice has been improving health literacy, or the ability of patients to understand what clinicians are talking about.
A new development in the medical field includes providing patients with rewards for showing up to appointments and successfully completing treatment.
Although provider social media pages are great for networking and collaboration, they can also threaten patient confidentiality and shine a negative light on the clinical abilities of providers who post.
Many providers who are required to take recertification examinations feel as though standard CMS is just as effective in skill maintenance as studying and sitting for a 200-question examination.
Clinicians working with people with opioid use disorder can help to decrease the stigma and bias against these individuals.
Restrictions on prescribing methadone, buprenorphine, and naloxone pose a significant barrier to effective treatment of patients with opioid use disorder.
The crisis at the border is an ongoing medical emergency that has not been treated as such by medical organizations, including the AAPA and AANP.