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Advanced Practitioners Key to Expanding Primary Care



With estimates of physician shortages climbing, primary care is where the healthcare jobs are. "It's really a seller's market for physician assistants right now," says the medical director of an urgent care center.



2 comments on "Advanced Practitioners Key to Expanding Primary Care"
ab3256 (12/21/2012 at 5:20 AM)

I feel that your comments are not suitable here Praveen, many PA/NP's have gone through extensive studying and hands on experience is also very important. Whether you have an MD or PA after your name, does not preclude to whether you are fit as a provider or not. We spend quite a big portion of our careers hands on, learning from no other than MD's and other PA's or NP's. So I suggest that you go back from your education came from and start analyzing what you have just written. To state some totally out of line statement such as "we are trying to take advantage of the affordable care act" is preposterous and ridiculous. People like you should not be allowed to practice when you are so intolerant and arrogant.
praveen (12/18/2012 at 3:59 PM)

NPs and PAs 1) Neither should be working independently of physicians in any state. 2) We need to train more primary care doctors, make more residency spots for primary and fill them with qualified foreign graduates. 3) The is no comparison between a board certified doctor and NPs and PAs in terms of depth of knowledge and ability to handle complex cases. 4) PAs and especially NPs are using the Afford Care Act to engage in the a great power/position grab and claim independent status. Don't fall for this.