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Everything posted by Mayamom

  1. I am so sorry to read this. Not right on so many levels. I know several providers who have been sued and moved on successfully. In my case it was still ongoing when I switched jobs but the malpractice carrier spoke with my attorney at the time and it turned out not to be an issue. My new SP was totally cool with it also. His attitude was it's not if you get sued but when.
  2. As I have stated before I think eating disordered patients are one of the most challenging to care for. I can completely see why you would be frustrated. When I was in corrections I could not convince staff that weekly weights were not helpful. And when they would report the patient is gaining weight "how much of an eating disorder can they have" my frustrations was palpable.
  3. Where do you find these jobs? I searched for years to get out of patient care but was unsucessfull.
  4. Get out of debt as soon as you can. I was making 6 figures for a long time. Then when I turned 50 was struck with a chronic medical problem. Being debt free allowed me to leave my great paying job to a decent paying job and cut my work days from 5 to 4. I had no choice. But being debt free helped with this greatly. If not I would have been looking at disability which I did not want to do. You just don't know what the future holds.
  5. I can feel your pain. So sorry. Have you worked with a recruiter?? Could you do telemedicine? Do you have a MAT waiver? Could you work in a NH?
  6. Not sure this is helpful but I practiced peds for 11 years. Large pediatrician practice. They are entirely different breed than adults. Then adding surgery into the mix would make it quite the challenge!! I'm sure it's doable but I would want to shadow for at least a few days to see what it's like. The one thing I enjoyed most is kids generally get better. They are resilient not all obviously but most. Best of luck
  7. Add that Zantac causes cancer and Pepcid is even harder to find.
  8. Again I ask why are we testing asymtomatic patients?? I work in a lab where the volume of testing has gone up dramatically why because people are going on vacation and want to know they are negative. Does this makes sense? Sorry slightly off topic. I would tell them to watch for fever SOB maybe buy an O2 sat and watch for declining #. Per CDC they have to quarantine for 7-14 days.
  9. I would think it would be very rewarding and most patients appreciative of the care you will provide.
  10. Medical technology lab work. My undergraduate degree.
  11. I took a large pay cut last year. My opportunity to get out of patient care came along and I took it. No debt so I was able to make the move. No regrets at all. Plus this position offers health insurance down to 3 days per week so hoping to continue into retirement. If you can afford it do it.
  12. I worked in Max facility for the DOC in Mass. Probable not much different than the county except most or all will be sentenced. Went to the closed custody unit ("the hole") for years. Actually enjoyed my time in corrections!
  13. 6% on bonds? I've never had that much luck! Yes I'm still investing. Market is recovering. (although I'm still down 100K) Good time to buy.
  14. This sounds like a good plan. The economy is till working its way back up and I think companies are a little nervous being hit so hard by the pandemic. I bet once employers see $$ coming back in your pay will go back to baseline. And GI is a great GIG.
  15. Honestly it sounds like your on a roller coaster. I'm not judging you but medications to sleep medications to keep you awake. I understand people need medications (did psyche for many years). PA school is very hard but for me being a PA working full time and being responsible for patients is even harder. The worry that comes with that can be overwhelming. Is there anything else with a little less stress that you would be interested in? If I could do it all over (which we cant ) I would have pursued a coding education or some type of veterinary medicine. Also do you have an adviser at school you could talk too?
  16. I am so sorry. That is just terrible. If you had a good relationship with the SP maybe you can stay together?
  17. How do you apply for an MD or DO license when your a PA? Am i missing something? And needing malpractice insurance to apply for a license? That I've never heard of.
  18. You are rockstar!!! I hope nothing but the best for you.
  19. Yes you have to list all your SP that you use with the state you are practicing in. You need to ask your PT/per diem position if they are offering malpractice insurance. If not obviously you need to get your own policy which I am sure you know can be quite expensive.
  20. I worked for PP for over 10 years on a part time basis. They hire lots of PA and NP. They follow a lot of protocols for everything they offer so that helps with managing different clinical situations. The MD I worked with were excellent and enjoyed teaching. Lots of STD, contraception, rashes, HPV and MAB. The draw back is the protesters. Comes with the territory. I was employed there 25 years ago when they had a shootingBut I would not hesitate to work there again if the opportunity came up.
  21. This makes me so angry & sad. So many people dying......
  22. This. Is happening everywhere. A friend who works in patient at hospital tested positive had mild symptoms was told by her employer that if she missed more than 2 weeks she would have to use short term disability . So much for trying to contain and minimize people & patients exposure. If a hospital is doing this never mind other businesses.
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