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Physician assistant shortage looms in Iowa - HealthLeaders Media


Physician assistant shortage looms in Iowa
HealthLeaders Media
Iowa's rural demography and shortage of primary care doctors, especially in smaller towns, has patients heavily reliant on physician assistants — a pool of providers facing a growing threat: age. New University of Iowa research shows 29 percent of ...


AdventHealth University's Physician Assistants Achieve 100% Pass Rate on Certification Exam - PRNewswire (press release)

AdventHealth University's Physician Assistants Achieve 100% Pass Rate on Certification Exam
PRNewswire (press release)
19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AdventHealth University's (AHU) Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program received a 100% passing rate for its August 2018 cohort. This is a real milestone considering this is only the second cohort of AHU ...

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Nurse practitioners, physician assistants effectively manage chronic conditions - Healio

American Council on Science and Health

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants effectively manage chronic conditions
Healio
However, concerns have long been expressed as to whether the outcomes achieved by nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are equivalent to those of physicians. Further, few studies have compared chronic illness outcomes of primary ...
We Are Seeing Physicians Less and Nurse Practitioners More - Do You Want Brand Name or Generic?American Council on Science and Health
Report: Visits to primary care doctors decline, but more patients with employer plans are seeing NPs, PAsFierceHealthcare

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Physician assistant accused of prescribing painkillers illegally - Monroe News Star

Monroe News Star

Physician assistant accused of prescribing painkillers illegally
Monroe News Star
A Monroe physician's assistant is facing charges after he allegedly continued to write a former patient prescriptions after she quit visiting his doctor's office. According to an arrest report for Bernie Caldwell, age 48, an investigation into the ...

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MU School of Medicine announces director for new physician assistant program - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Huntington Herald Dispatch

MU School of Medicine announces director for new physician assistant program
Huntington Herald Dispatch
HUNTINGTON — Ginger Boles will join the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine as director of its new physician assistant program, the university announced last week. "Physician assistants are one of the fastest growing professions in ...


Marshall School of Medicine announces director for new physician assistant program - Williamson Daily News

Williamson Daily News

Marshall School of Medicine announces director for new physician assistant program
Williamson Daily News
Before joining Marshall, Boles served as the physician assistant residency training director at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia; the program director and clinical coordinator for the physician assistant ...


MRI scans shows promise in predicting dementia - MD Linx

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MRI scans shows promise in predicting dementia
MD Linx
“Right now it's hard to say whether an older person with normal cognition or mild cognitive impairment is likely to develop dementia,” said lead author Cyrus A. Raji, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of radiology at Washington University's Mallinckrodt ...
Researchers Use MRI to Predict Alzheimer's DiseasePRNewswire

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Mayo Clinic to implement physician assistant master's program in effort to mitigate looming physician shortages,care ... - Healthcare Finance News

Mayo Clinic to implement physician assistant master's program in effort to mitigate looming physician shortages,care ...
Healthcare Finance News
Mayo Clinic has received initial accreditation approval from the Higher Learning Commission for a new physician assistant master's degree program through their School of Health Sciences. The 24-month program leads to a Master of Health Sciences in ...

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FDA approves expanded Eversense certification to nurse practitioners, physician assistants - Healio

FDA approves expanded Eversense certification to nurse practitioners, physician assistants
Healio
The FDA this week approved an expanded certification for the Eversense Continuous Glucose Monitoring system, allowing qualified health care providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to be trained and certified to provide ...


FDA approves HPV vaccine for everyone up to age 45 - MD Linx

FDA approves HPV vaccine for everyone up to age 45
MD Linx
Physicians like Kevin Ault, a gynecologist with The University of Kansas Health System, say this is great news for many people. HPV causes 43,000 new cancer cases each year. “Of those 43,000, we could prevent 90% if everyone was vaccinated,” says Dr.

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