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Everything posted by Cideous

  1. Cideous

    Flu is here

    And anal warts ...aka HPV lol
  2. I'd become a male topless dancer. Missed my chance though......
  3. Cideous

    Licensing in Nevada

    I would love to know this as well...
  4. Cideous

    Life after a lawsuit

    These stories are everything that is wrong with medicine. Emotional, physical, financial and occupational punishment all for trying to help people. Awful.
  5. I would give my left arm to do 24's in Urgent Care. Have yet to find an UC that is open 24 though.
  6. LOL Don't those in Urgent Care wish we got half of these benefits!
  7. This will be the norm within 5 years. The market is moving this direction at break neck speed. If I was getting out of PA school now I would not even apply for a job without doing a residency. Just go do it and get it out of the way.
  8. Has anyone ever done this or heard of it being done? There are a LOT of NP programs popping up and for someone interested in transitioning into a teaching position I was curious if this was possible. This would essentially double the size of perspective places to teach vs just PA programs alone. Thanks!
  9. Cideous

    Per diem Urgent Care

    And I strongly recommend getting a supplemental ins policy as well. I have mine through CM&F. It adds to my employer based policy, but goes above and beyond covering things like all lawyer expenses etc.
  10. Corporate Urgent Care.....There very definition of "us vs them". I've seen people leave jobs, move states to Texas to take a corporate UC job only to have "corporate" decide after a few months that they are going to close the clinic down thus leaving the provider and his family royally screwed. I've seen it happen twice in the last 4 years. There is no loyalty anymore and if you are looking for it, good luck.
  11. Cideous

    I can't be a PA anymore

    LOL exactly...
  12. LOL Assistant....we are assistants. Why would we ever succeed in independent practice with "assistant" in our name....... Same story, different day and nothing ever changes. Go AAPA.........
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    I can't be a PA anymore

    ^^^ Good grief.....
  14. ^^^ Awesome! The running joke in my family is me working at Walmart as a greeter. "Hi, welcome to Walmart...get your shit and get out!" LOL
  15. ^^^ Let's be very clear. What you are talking about here is not insurance. There is not a guarantee of payment and no pre-exsisting conditions protections. In fact in the NW they are being sued for false advertising. I would STRONGLY recommend that anyone considering a "cost sharing" plan does a lot of research including the current lawsuits against them for non-payment. "Numerous health sharing organizations are based on Christian values, meaning their members must follow specific codes of conduct to remain part of the ministry. The rules of the code include regular church attendance, making a profession of faith and refraining from drunkenness, tobacco usage and sex outside marriage. When members need medical assistance because they disobeyed these rules, the plans do not cover the cost. In some organizations, members can even vote on whether they think other members' medical care should be covered."
  16. My wife constantly laments the fact that we have been taking care of people for over 20 years and yet our own healthcare insurance is our biggest concern and expense. Ironic.
  17. Depends on the state...big time, also on your income. Our cut off for subsidies was $74k for me, wife and son. Me 49, wife 51, son 15. With subsidies we paid $700/month. $15,000 family deductible, $7800 individual HMO. Or as we referred to it, a steaming pile of horseshit. Without subsidies it would of been $2100/month....... Is it any wonder Texas is the most uninsured state in the union?
  18. Cideous

    Ortho Xray reads

    Of course we can. We can do pretty much anything delegated to us by our supervising doc and most of the those agreements are left open ended and vague. I read all my own films although we do get overreads at my clinic by a rad group which is just smart from a liability stand point.
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    Moving to California

    20 miles there is like 80 any places else. Traffic there can be soul crushing every morning and every night....
  20. I'm sorry I can't help. Got my Texas license 25 years ago but still....Can I just LOL at Texas yet again? The TMB is and has always been ridiculous. In the 90's if you were taking an SSRI for mild depression or anxiety they held your license and you actually had to drive to Austin and STAND before the board to prove you were not crazy. Ridiculous! Is it any wonder that 90% of providers in Texas that take the brave step to seek help with anxiety, depression or even etoh abuse never tell our crazy ass board about it? If they did, the board drops the hammer on them. Stupid Stupid Stupid.
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    Med Spa PA position

    So many are trying to get into Derm now, the Derm groups are starting to drop pay and benefits. Several PA's where I live were just fired from a local Derm group as their contracts were deemed "to high". Before they were let go their CME was reduced, PTO days taken and RVU's lowered. And yes it was the result of yet another merger. A corporation/investor group bought the practice. Out came the axes...
  22. The least surprising thing we will read today. "Physician Assistant" has always been and will always be a terrible name. Until it changes, we will never move forward as a profession. Same old story.....and yet, nothing changes.

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