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.
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.