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Everything posted by Joelseff

  1. I know [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  2. "low-mid six figures"? Like 100k-500k? WTH? Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  3. I graduated PA School in my mid to late 30s...i thought about Med school/Bridge the first 3-5 years then pretty much squashed it. I don't want to take on more loans having just paid off my loans a couple of years ago and now in my mid to late 40s I am not willing to go back to school... (I even thought about a DMS but... Nahhh....I'm getting too old and don't want to spend 5 figures on anything unless it has an engine in it [emoji23]) I *like* being a PA, do I love it? Some times... I love medicine. But not sure if going back for 3-4 more post graduate school years and then 3-5 yrs of resid
  4. https://assistantphysicianassociation.com/ They are also trying to be called "Associate Physicians" so that, in my opinion, should kill "Physician Associate". Imagine getting confused with these guys. [emoji2359] Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  5. [emoji23] Me too a few years ago before going on a mission trip to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines... I had to get YF, Rabies, and Japanese encephalitis... Which, fun fact, is made from rat brain... Yay! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  6. i used to think Cerner was bad but since I left that job I have had 2 other EMRs. One is Athena-this is very text heavy and more focused on billing so it was a lot less efficient at least for me. I started a new PC job (well, I went back to my first PC PA job at the practice I helped start) and now I'm using IMS/Meditabs. I gotta say...THIS IS THE FREAKING WORST EMR EVER!!!! and I would LOVE to get Cerner back! In IMS you literally have to do at least 3 or more steps to do something as simple as sending an RX. While you are writing a note, and you are in the Rx module, you write the RX and c
  7. Hi there... Welcome to Primary Care... Hope you stay... [emoji23] When testing always ask what exactly are you looking for and have a plan for both negative and positive results. I recommend templating your orders where you can alter them PRN in your EMR or if not have a cheat sheet on routine labs etc for whatever you see most frequently (CBC, CMP, Lipids, A1C, TSH for instance) then add anything extra you want to find out about. Same goes for imaging. Be as specific as you can be. Go through your ddx and know or lookup what tests to rule in/out each DDx. Avoid shotgunning unless it is f
  8. [emoji23] I know you don't care [emoji23] but the WPP/AAPA won't put that through was my point. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  9. I don't think that would pass the "legality" issue. Like "Medical Practitioner," "Practitioner of Allopathic Medicine" would include MD/DO. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  10. I used Cerner in my last job for 5 years. I recommend getting macros/auto texts made up I would use "zz" as the prefix i.e. "zzhtn" and I made it to auto type global negatives then I could go back and change to pertinent positives as needed. Or you can also template all your usual presentations. Caveat with these tricks though is to be diligent to look over or know what it's exactly saying so u won't put in erroneous data or "clone notes". You can also share auto texts and templates across the practice so ask your colleagues what they use and if not already, shared ask them to share their temp
  11. Yeah that was another one i liked. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  12. I don't think it was mentioned in the survey but I remember some of us posted that (at least I think I did [emoji23]) back when we're throwing names around here. I wrote it in on the survey in one of the questions though. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  13. I just clicked on that link and.... [emoji15] Wow.... Just wow.... I thought the huddle was bad... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  14. Paying off debt is one of the greatest feelings in my adult life... Ok I'm kinda boring... [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  15. I think many of us here practice with a great deal of autonomy but I think the biggest issue with our title is not "what we are called" but "how it's perceived" by mostly legislators and policy makers in Healthcare. We've been left out where NPs are included in some cases. This can be because they are "under nursing" but there have been people on this board who work in the policy level and have had pushback from admins and legislators because "how can an assistant be included in xyz policy" etc... Many threads on here about that and actually being discussed in the huddle where AAPA leadership
  16. I just edited! [emoji23] It's all in the family bro! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  17. Is a butter bar bagging on Corpsmen? [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji23] J/k bro! My bad you're a silver bar [emoji6][emoji849] Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  18. No I understand. I'm ex Navy (enlisted though) and familiar with the Clinical Officer providers in Africa etc. I was just being a smart ass. [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  19. I think Clinical Officer would cause more confusion... And do we really want to be called "officer" in today's political climate? [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  20. I'll quote you: "I can just refer patients to a specialist at a different hospital in the same network who does not require the testing first. I don't want to order this test again going forward." Sounds like a great solution to me! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  21. My last place had every one's badge read "first, last, Degree/Designation" with large "MD" "DO" "PA" or "NP" in big blue letters under it. I'm back at my old private practice that I started with my buddy almost 10 years ago so all the pts remember me and some of them were pts of the practice we inherited where I was an MA for 7 years so they all just call me "Joe" [emoji23] I'm OK with those pts who knew me call me that. But I introduce myself as "Joe the PA" my last name is too long, and perhaps too ethnic for most pts given how they routinely butcher it [emoji23]. I wish they would let th
  22. In the huddle he just stated on a recent thread "let's see what they come up with in November" or something to that effect... (not a direct quote!) Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  23. Hang in there! Tweak your CV... Call Ventana up sounds like he's ready to hire you! [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  24. I agree... I have 10 yrs experience as a PA and only have 1.5 pages for my CV. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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