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  1. Negotiating a raise with my employer. 3.5 years of experience in interventional pain management Would any one be kind enough to share their salary + bonus, days worked per week, and patient volume? You could also direct message me. THANK YOU
  2. Could someone explain how to interpret the salary report in regards to the base salary and bonus? Do the numbers indicate that, for example, one falling in a certain percentile receives a base salary of "x" in ADDITION to the listed bonus. Or are they separate of each other? Just wanted to clarify this. Thanks ahead of time. I've attached an example..
  3. Hi everyone, What percentage of total collections should a PA's pay be in your opinion? I've seen received several different answers in the past. Is 50% collections unreasonable? I am at about 30% and 4 years into the same job and am bringing this up with my employer soon... Thank you for your responses
  4. Just be able to rationalize why you did scored lower than you would like. Make sure your narrative is written perfectly. -2017 Grad
  5. Hi, I'm moving from CO to GA and completing the licensure application as well. I'm assuming you've finished at this point?
  6. Yes, I agree to ANESMCR that it is a state that favors NPs. However, NPs also do a much better job staying political and advocating their profession. I have been practicing in Denver for 3 years and find that overall it's in the "middle" of the road as far as how PAs are viewed and treated. Pay is at or above the standards with AAPA salary report, at least based on the field I work in (PM & R). I have friends who work in primary care who are not as happy with their pay, though. Overall I have no complaints and have not been patronized by any physician since I have been in practice out here.
  7. I have a like-new Welch Allyn diagnostic set for sale. My program required I purchase it. Everything works perfectly. Original cost was $900. Asking $600. https://www.reddingmedical.com/welch-allyn-panoptic-97800-msl-student-edition?gclid=CjwKCAjw8NfrBRA7EiwAfiVJpTGDVjBEDSCPdJhHplFudGwl4fOE5HQFZML6czoROeMIgUfhHQ2OFhoCDCoQAvD_BwE
  8. Any PAs in the Denver area doing botox injections??
  9. Anyone have any experience with peripheral neurostimulators, specifically the SPRINT PNS?
  10. Avg overall GPA was around 3.4 for our class. We had some who had 3.0 and some who had a 4.0, though. Def going to need very good grades in your prereqs, as the applicant pool is very competitive. I think our class had over 800 applicants, interviewed 150 or less and 70 started and finished the program. I applied to South 3 times before I got in. Get A's in your prereqs, beef up your volunteer and health care experience hours, get good recs, and get your application in as soon as the cycle opens. By the way, some of the faculty are VERY proficient and picky about writing skills- so your narrative needs to be edited if you're at all uncomfortable with your writing abilities.
  11. 70 seats, rolling admissions. They usually accept about 10 off the wait list. They don't disclose how many seats are open but it's definitely to your benefit if you had your application in ASAP and were interviewed early. Great program and faculty. If I had to do PA school over again I would go to South. -2017 grad
  12. It's definitely a plus that you have a family member who is a physician, but he's not a PA. It doesn't matter what your position is as a provider, as I am sure you could understand it would be a bonus for you to have experience shadowing the specific career you're trying to get into. The same thing would apply (in my opinion) if your father was a PA and you were trying to get into nursing school. The role, the patient interaction, and many other things are very similar, but can also be quite different. Programs want to know that you have a very good understanding of what the role of a PA is, which is obviously obtained through working with (which you did not mention you did) or shadowing one. You could always talk to your dad and ask him if you can follow one of his PAs before you go to the interview.
  13. Has anyone started using Sublocade for addiction medicine?
  14. I am sure that every contract is different. At our pain clinic we require patient's to call us if they receive a prescription from any other provider outside our office. At that point we can decide whether or not they should fill it (usually only make exceptions if they cannot be evaluated within the next 24 hours). If they filled an outside prescription without us knowing until we look at their PDMP then they violated the contract and typically move from being evaluated every month to every 2 weeks with random pill counts and UDS. But yes, rule of thumb is absolutely no pain medication from any other provider.
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