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  1. The end of the year is coming up and I would like to spend my CME money. Does anyone have any creative ideas that' I can make use of before the of december? Besides traditional conferences what else would count? Would purchasing a new stethoscope or things like that usually be ok? I know this topic has come up before but my searches aren't coming up with much. Susan
  2. Yes you'd be crazy to spend an extra $50,000 for a PA education when you don't need to. Once you get out no one is going to care about what program you went to. Whether you "connected" with the staff during your interviews makes no difference at all. The location won't really matter because you aren't going to have much time to do anything else anyway. The fact that it's already accredited is very important. the already established program will probably have better clinical rotations. You can have fun and go someplace more exciting after you graduate. Congratulations on getting into t
  3. you can't do anything about the other doctor and how she turns pts over unless there is someone administratively above her that can push the issue. You can only control how you practice medicine. How she practices medicine does not mean you have to do the same when you see her patients. I tell pts at the very first visit I do not write for benzos. I particularly do not write for benzos and norco/percocet etc. If they haven't been tried on nonnarcotic meds/tens unit, PT etc, they will have to do that. I let them know they can go elsewhere: pain clinic, psychiatry
  4. Ok. it's that time of year. What do you give your MA for a Christmas gift?
  5. All I wanted to do was find out what dates the recertification exam were offered. That is all. What do you have to do to get this. register apply to take the boards pay for the darn thing then wait for them to contact me about scheduling. This is just crap. Anyone know when or how often the recertification test is offered? Susan
  6. You are the medical professional seeing your patients. Do what you think is right. Don't ask permission. States are changing their laws regarding opioid prescriptions. It's best to be on top of this now. I would recommend drug testing everyone. Have a drug contract with everyone. no benzos with opioids except perhaps in rare instances. Michigan laws change June 1. What a pain in the patootie. I know it's hard when you're relatively new out of school but stand your ground. If they balk start looking for a new practice.
  7. Did you ever figure out the answer to your question?
  8. You got my hopes up! My employer doesn't pay for uptodate either. Never thought of checking my alumni benefits. Unfortunately Drexel doesn't offer it but I did apply for my alumni card. You never know. Maybe someday!
  9. Up until now only the physicians in our practice have taken call(phone only). Today all the PAs and NPs got an email stating we would all be taking phone call. This is not part of any of our contracts and letters of agreement. No discussion has preceded this email even though we were told that would happen. We are told we will also do this for NO COMPENSATION! lol!. It will be one week every 10 or 12 weeks for FP providers and every 3 or 4 weeks for the pediatric providers from monday at 5 pm to the next monday at 8 am . Until now just the Docs have been taking call as well as one p
  10. I know this is an old thread but just in case someone has the link I'd like to see it. The link is broken. Thanks Susan
  11. I have 70 hours of CME time I have to use by the end of the year. Are there any web sites that contain lists of medical conferences? I know there have to be but google isn't being my friend. Susan
  12. Hi all, I am considering a position in Indiana. Part of the job will be treating hypogonadal males which means I will need to be prescribe testosterone. According to the Indiana Medical board: a PA can only prescribe one 30 day supply of a controlled substance. Does this mean that after that first prescription the rest of the patients scripts need to be written by the supervising physician? Any way around this? Another question regarding my supervising physicians physical location. From my reading of the state law if my supervising doc is at a se
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