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  1. It also doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with the song. I threw out the entire record player (by getting out).
  2. You're referencing the increased standard deduction in lieu of itemization I believe. Health insurance does get quite expensive (typically >$1000/mo. for a family policy).
  3. For someone that did it for all of six months I believe it all depends on which department, at which facility, you're in. I found the clientele that I saw to generally be those who took advantage of the system and felt that they were owed something beyond quality healthcare. Most of these, as noted above, were of a younger population. If I had been in a specialty setting then things might have been different. It is a bureaucracy beyond all other bureaucracies. In my area residents from the local medical school would rotate through and it was nice to see that this generation was no different than my generation at dumping their patient load. I also found that they missed a lot of stuff. I wasn't too keen on the attendings either. They felt it to be acceptable to work up a CP, with multi risk factors built in, as an out-patient.
  4. But you could’ve driven to/from work “naked” if you had a Wrangler. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I see only one benefit to this. It gives you an hour to wind down between work and home. I'd get home from an ED shift after midnight and sit at my computer perusing the web for an hour or so just to get wind down ("wound down", thanks autocorrect) enough to be able to go to bed. I'd be concerned about falling asleep as well as RC2 mentioned.
  6. And we still lose 100% of our patients at some point or another.
  7. I would've liked this as a regular gig as long as they weren't 12 hour shifts.
  8. I have been the lead PA/"APP" in a couple of prior positions and I was in a similar administrative position. I was NOT there to oversee their quality of care provided. If something was clearly amiss then it would be forwarded to the manager (who after being made aware of the error and the consequence of same, would then take it to one of the SPs) or the SP themself. Sometimes if it were brought up to me as a "curbside consult" by the other provider and it was discussed between the two of us then it was left there. If it was a GLARING mistake not picked up on till long after the fact (review of a prior visit record before myself seeing the patient at a new visit for example) then it would be forwarded onward. I agree with those above that you may very well be being set up for a fail situation. As an aside, if this were a physician who was not your SP but was onsite at the time of the care being provided and yet you felt the need to contact your SP regarding the suggestion made, I would still probably follow the SP recommendation since they're on the hook and the other physician can discuss it with the SP.
  9. This statement is nothing more than a fun exercise for those who enjoy statistics. Is the 80% value mentioned above with regard to a negative test result in a patient with unknown infectious status an indicator of positive predictive value, negative predictive value, test sensitivity, or test specificity? It's VERY important to understand the difference between these for any test. No one needs to actually respond but only mention it as food for thought.
  10. It still amazes me that some of the benefits of going PA compared to MD back in the 70's/80's continue to appear in discussion, yet are no longer applicable to the profession as a whole (I had a sweet gig to finish up with and I think Rev is in one at present). That boat sailed MANY years ago. One other benefit of being a disgusting Boomer I guess (which I'll happily accept).
  11. I agree with Abe, some states have a cap on the max one can draw from unemployment. I never found it to be worthwhile in the past to even bother, considering that you also have to document attempts at obtaining gainful employment during that time as well.
  12. And to think that I only had a dinghy all those years. Figures.
  13. I think that just about anything that would disqualify you for EM would be applicable across the board, including anxiety when dealing with patients. My carrier was Massachusetts Casualty Insurance.
  14. Maybe things are different now but mine was specific about working as a PA, not as a specialty PA. I’m having trouble thinking of examples that would be specific to EM and not to other areas as well. Seizure disorder maybe where you couldn't do procedures though that would include any other surgical setting.
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