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Latest Physician assistant Stories

2014-03-19 23:33:59

Jeremy Houtakker, a physician assistant at Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center, is one of only 108 certified physician assistants (PA-Cs) nationally to recently earn a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Lake Geneva, WI (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Houtakker was awarded a CAQ in Orthopaedic Surgery, a distinction earned by meeting licensure, education and experience...

2014-03-18 16:23:37

Percentage of rural placements, female physicians, and DOs also grew on a national scale DALLAS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Physician Assistants (PAs) were among the most frequently placed providers in 2013, based on hiring activity from over 200 hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120214/DA52850LOGO The Medicus Firm, a leading national physician and advanced provider search firm, releases the annual provider placement summary report to track...

2014-02-25 08:30:27

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since last October, more than 6 million Americans have entered the healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act, which raises the often-asked question: "Who will provide care for new and existing patients?" For an answer, consider America's more than 95,000 physician assistants (PAs), who provide access to high-quality, cost-effective care for millions of Americans. PAs practice medicine across all specialties including...

2014-02-24 23:26:58

Oregon Board of Nursing Authorizes NPs to Dispense at all ZoomCare Neighborhood Clinics Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 ZoomCare, the innovative healthcare company that’s building the world's first neighborhood clinic and smartphone based healthcare system, announced today that NPs are now dispensing prescription medications at all ZoomCare neighborhood clinics. With a focus on ensuring that patients have affordable and convenient access to healthcare, ZoomCare partnered with...

2014-02-19 23:30:54

Don Hicks, PA, now sees patients of all ages in Mexia Clinic Mexia, Texas (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Parkview Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Don Hicks, a Physician Assistant, to the Parkview Rural Health Clinic in Mexia. Don sees all ages of patients for primary care needs, including acute illnesses, check-ups, sports physicals, health screenings and more. “We are thrilled that Don has joined us,” said Kevin Zachary, CEO of Parkview Regional Hospital. “He is a seasoned...

2014-02-17 23:03:15

New Step-by-Step Guide Helps Children Achieve Fit and Healthy Lifestyles Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Today, 12.5 million American children are obese, which is nearly triple the rate since the 1980s, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “Family Fitness Challenge” by physician assistant and mother of four, J’nelle Ruscetti, is a guide that impacts the child obesity epidemic in the United States. In the book, Ruscetti empowers parents with a simple,...

2014-02-14 08:25:43

Improved PA Practice Laws Sweep 42 States and the District of Columbia to Help Bridge Healthcare Gap, According to AAPA ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As millions of new patients enter the U.S. healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), state lawmakers are working quickly to modernize physician assistant (PA) practice laws in an effort to increase access to quality healthcare and reduce patient wait times. The American Academy of Physician Assistants...

2014-02-12 08:28:09

States Modernizing PA Practice Laws to Increase Access to Quality Care, According to AAPA ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As millions of new patients enter the U.S. healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), state lawmakers are working quickly to modernize physician assistant (PA) practice laws to increase access to quality healthcare and reduce patient wait times. In 2013, 42 states and the District of Columbia adopted 109 such laws or regulation...

2014-02-04 08:32:51

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research conducted by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) shows that the nationwide median compensation is $90,000 for PAs who are paid only a salary, and $100,000 when PAs earn a base salary plus a bonus. Across all practice settings and specialties, nearly half (46%) of PAs report receiving bonuses on top of their base salary. Bonuses are largely determined by performance outcomes such as productivity and...

2014-01-20 12:24:24

GULF BREEZE, Fla., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulf Coast Dermatology is expanding in Santa Rosa County to better serve the needs of residents in Gulf Breeze, Milton, and Navarre. Scott Shepard, PA-C, MPAS, of Navarre, has joined Board-Certified Dermatologist Neil Sandhu, MD, who opened the practice in August 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140120/CL48838 ) Shepard holds a masters degree in physician assistant studies at the University of Nebraska Medical...