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LKPAC last won the day on September 9 2017

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  1. Was one of the choices "Super-Awesome-Medical-Person?" That gets my vote!
  2. I shake hands. I disinfect about 100 times per day, too. Often, in front of the patient so they are aware. I don't introduce myself unless it's a new patient because most of my patients have known me for years! Also, I never assume medical knowledge when I'm caring for a fellow health care worker. I don't know what gaps they may have in their knowledge. I usually say something like, "I know that you already know this, but..." I don't want to disrespect their knowledge, but they need to hear it from me.
  3. How do you get those jobs in claim review?
  4. Not mentioned: lawyers driving unnecessary CYA testing, patients with "free" health care who demand expensive testing and treatment, misuse of ERs, obesity and lack-of-exercise, personal responsibility of patients, smoking, and much more!
  5. Not an ideal work condition. They need 2 MA/LPNs at all times, plus the xray tech. When the tech is taking an xray, an MA goes up front to registration. They are not saving money by using a PAs valuable time doing MA work. They need to make you more efficient so you can see more patients. They are being penny wise, but pound foolish.
  6. Or is that term reserved for docs? I notice plenty of hospital PAs and NPs call themselves hospitalists!
  7. And all this with an all-online degree!
  8. I have heard of PAs in anesthesia, but not commonly.
  9. We've been investigated the idea of a title change for 35 years now.
  10. Get your BS. That should NOT take the five years you mention in your post. Even if you have a job, you should be able to get it in 4 years or less. Do it online, whatever. Get good grades. Apply to PA school. You're not too old.
  11. PAs don't need to be clones of their CPs. You do your thing, let him do his. My CP and I don't do everything exactly alike, there's some differences in the practice of medicine. He can respect that. And I'm always able to back up what I do with evidence.
  12. So, you agreed to six years for the loan forgiveness, not three? Maybe you don't want to divulge the reason you want to leave, but if you did, it might be easier to give advice. For example, if you are in a hostile work environment or are being forced out, you may be able to negotiate the loan forgiveness as you leave.
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