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  1. I'll be sure to use AAPA format in my next opinionated statement. For this statement however, I respectfully decline. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  2. No dear... that's not at all what I meant to imply. I'm saying the lack of transparency is a problem for everyone. Every provider is a patient at some point. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  3. Concerned or afraid? When congress comes for your right to healthcare in the middle of the night, I would be more than concerned. [emoji26] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  4. Well, I don't think government should control everything, but there's a problem when you've been telling your minimum wage earning diabetic patient to lose weight, and he's been trying but he can't afford healthy food and copay and medication and glucometer supplies. So when he finally loses weight it because gangrene took his foot.Health insurance is a business where everyone benefits except the consumer. So yeah, IMHO... health insurance and education should be afforded through the gubment. So our consumerist society can earn decent wages and support the economy in the materialistic ways we
  5. Republicans. They think single payer is the end of the insurance industry. But really it saves so much money! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  6. Why should NPs be supervised by PAs? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  7. Excuse my generalizing. I meant no disrespect or offense. I also have a few Rockstar NPs in my life. My tone was due to frustration. However I do believe that distinctions need to be made more clearly between NPs and PAs professionally speaking . IMO this ambiguity is a plague on the PA profession and one of the main reasons we have so much trouble moving forward with practice law, salaries, and the like. Kudos (not that your Rockstar needs any from me) and respect to your colleague. Regardless of my generalization, the question remain If NPs are so great why does society need P
  8. I'd tell the interviewer what they want to hear, all the while knowing that having integrity, ethics, and empathy gets higher yelp ratings every time! "I understand that the Z pak ALWAYS works for you. But, no I'm not gonna give you an abx rx for a virus, because when you actually have bacterial pneumonia that will be the one time the Zpak won't work and you'll end up a lot sicker. So take this OTC, and give it another 3 to 5 days" Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  9. NPs don't first assist or do anything as complex as what PAs are trained to do ! It's a failure in our own self-defining that PAs are not regarded as more highly skilled than NPs because simply put, we are more trained and skilled. Simply, we're fighting the wrong fight. I prefer to be tested, I prefer the generalist model, I prefer the flexibility to change specialities or remain in one discipline. What I do not like prefer is having to explain to any MD why an NP and PA should not be interchangeable! NPs and PAs are not interchangeable outside of primary care, if at all. That is
  10. Boston, and Massachusetts, is full of PA schools, but the salary range is 90 to 107. Has steadily risen for years. I think PAs in the NYC market have taken low wages and have essentially done this to themselves.They didn't know their worth, and have not renegotiated well follwing. So now every new PA to the area suffers. SMH. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  11. Personally I think our title does is a disservice. We spent a good chunk of time making sure people/organizations stopped referring to us with the 's because it made us sound like MD secretaries. And now AAPA and NCCPA send out notifications saying not even use "physician assistant" more than once in any correspondence and to only refer to ourselves as and our profession as "PA". They even go as far as to instruct new grads only to define a PA if asked. IMO, I think we should push to change "Assistant" to "Associate" and then move towards independent practice immediately. AAPA is worried ab
  12. Cost of living is so high in NYC, I can't understand why the salary is so low. Confuzzled. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  13. **** Congratulations **** Hearing that someone has passed the PANCE or PANRE from a 100 different members NEVER gets old !!! I feel ELATED each and EVERY TIME, like I just passed again myself !!! It is ALWAYS AWESOME news!!! Welcome to the PA-C ranks, where everyone is your CHEERLEADER and we're GENUINELY EXCITED for all new members !!!

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