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.
While some providers may think hugging patients provides comfort during challenging times, others may feel hugging a patient is unprofessional.
Threats of mass deportation may have a significant effect on the health of people at risk for such activity.
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…
The landscape of prescribing practices is constantly evolving, and clinicians must stay informed to ensure responsible prescribing of controlled substances.
While medical credentials are meaningful to both patient and provider, they can also cause confusion.
Even short amounts of time spent participating in low-impact physical activity have been shown to improve sleep.
The term mid-level provider is causing confusion for patients and frustration for medical providers.
Curtailing prescription opioid use has led to an increase in prescribing benzodiazepines to manage pain.
With soaring healthcare costs in the United States, the added burden of caring for people who do not live in the country legally can be overwhelming for healthcare providers and institutions.
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.
Although the volume of articles on sleep medicine has increased in medical journals and consumer publications, patients still fail to recognize the importance of sleep on overall health and wellness.
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.