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Everything posted by Mayamom

  1. A young women who was incarcerated told me she would have someone amputate her arm if it meant she would never want do drugs again. Just broke my heart.
  2. When I worked in corrections I used it frequently. I was with the patient and we would interact with the hospital associated with correctional system. At first I had my doubts but it actually worked out great I really enjoyed it and the patients were happy with the experience. We used orthopedics, GI, hematology, rheumatology & even dermatology. So follow up for ED visits? Are you billing their insurance company for this service?
  3. 1. Would never disclose this to the patient. 2. Depends. Is it someone you work directly with or an outside provider and now your taking over their care? 3. If it is an isolated incident no would not report this anybody except again if you work directly with the provider may discuss with your SP. And any discussion with the provider itself should be a teaching moment; for everybody involved.
  4. I had a medical technology degree before PA school. Went back to the lab in 2019. Plan to cruise into retirement with this. I still want to get my waiver for Bup to fall back on.
  5. I did pediatrics & adolescents for over a decade. Its hard work but at least rewarding. You have a chance to make an impact in their lives where adults the damage has been done A lot of well visits, colds, asthma, rashes so the liability aspect is somewhat lower.
  6. Confused about #4. My name has always been on the prescription bottle. Is this something new? Hoping to attend the MAPA conference in March in Burlington. It is an excellent CME day!
  7. Sorry to hear your SP was not helpful/supportive. I guess its time to try something new. Maybe a 4 day work week would help. IDK. I left clinical practice in August & hopefully will never have to return.
  8. When I was in practice I tried to get people off PPI. Was near impossible. And with the opioid hysteria providers are going to push the limit with CKD and NSAID,. GI bleeds are also going to be increasing again.
  9. So do I!. I used to tell students & new grads this all the time.
  10. I was a medical technologist (ASCP) for 2 years before going to PA school. Now that was over 30 years ago so the application process is vastly different today. I found the transition quite easy. I also found my state education pre pared me very well for the 1st year of PA school. My lab hours did not count as patient contact hours. I also worked as an aide at a local hospital for those. Once I got accepted to PA school I quit that job. Currently I'm back in the lab and have hung my sethescope up for good I hope.
  11. If PCP can be reached while patient are in UC then why aren't these patients going to their own doc. I have 4 UC in a two mile radius that are seeing 30-50 per day. Where did these people go before all these UC were started? I know off topic. Sorry.
  12. If antibiotics were indicated what would be safe with CKD? None best to my knowledge.
  13. Can you change your SP to another MD in the practice until this gets sorted out. I had a similar thing happen to me long time ago. SP was walked off premises; uncertain he was returning or not. I just went on line & changed my SP to another DOC who worked in the system. With their permission of coarse.
  14. An hour & 30 minutes twice daily via public transportation is going to old quickly. You would need to leave at 7am & not get home till after 7:30 at night? I don't live in NY but driving in to the city what is the cost to park? In Boston easily $50/day. I would think the salary would need to be over 100,000 to compensate for all this.
  15. When I applied there were very few schools around. I got information on schools in CT & NY. Right into the bucket. Could not afford them so as above why bother applying. I have so much sympathy for PA & NP going to school now. The debt is just staggering......
  16. My last job offered no benefits but I convinced them to offer me health insurance otherwise could not have taken the job. Cannot go without it. For small employers health insurance has & always will be an issue due to the cost.
  17. I focus on the other issues first. Good luck getting an employer to pay DEA licensing fees. In my 30 year career only one job would pay for all that and it was for the state.
  18. Wow that's a very difficult thing to monitor. Can change in an instant. I found eating disordered patients (restrictive type mostly) to be very difficult to take care of. They are lucky to have you.
  19. $7200 per year is $600 per month for health insurance. If your healthy may work. Expect that to cost to go up alot over time. Waiting one year for 401k is a long time but you can always start a Roth on your own. Endocrine is a great speciality. Hours are great. Except the insurance part seems like a solid offer.
  20. I've met a few a few AT over the years, Very smart and they know anatomy so well. Glad to hear they are being utilized in various ways.
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