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  1. I just received a notice in the mail that I have a certified letter at the post office. I have not picked it up, but looked at the name and googled it. It seems to be from a medical malpractice attorney. This was sent to my home address and not the company I work for (I work for a large multi specialty practice with a legal team) Should I be worried? I have no outstanding claims and have not heard anything from my legal Dept in my company that anyone is making a claim/suit against me. But you know my mind goes to the worst case possible. has anyone ever felt with something like this? should I pick up the letter or ignore it— I’m leaning towards ignoring it… Ughhh… my head is spinning
  2. I am trying to get some clarification on the limits to how many PAs one physician can supervise. I understand that the limits vary by state but my question is specific to Physicians that are licensed in and supervise PAs in multiple states. I was having trouble finding information regarding the legality. Say a physician is licensed in 2 different states. One state has a limit that the SP can supervise 4 PAs and the other state has a limit that the SP can supervise 5 PAs. Does that mean the SP can only supervise 4 PAs total as that is the stricter supervision requirement or can they supervise 9 PAs total, 4 that are licensed in the one state and 5 that are licensed in the other? Trying to get some clarification about how this works
  3. Started working at a men's hormone clinic...yup TRT. I love the job, very low stress compared to my orthopedic days. We have 2 clinics, I oversee mine. The other is overseen by an NP. Colorado law states NPs cannot distribute medications for patients to take with them. That can only be done by MDs or PAs. So the owners have asked me to sign off on the charts at the other clinic when the patient takes his shots with him to administer at home. I am very wary of this. I have never physically seen these patients. I have no say in how they are managed and I am not notified if there are issues. I have already found some glaring problems with how the NP is managing things. What do you all think? Is it illegal to sign someone else's charts? It seems to me I would be opening myself up to some liability by doing this.
  4. I recently helped to open a start up wellness clinic. I am the Medical Director of this new location, but not the entire franchise. An online magazine came and did a very brief interview with all of the staff. It was poorly written, and I'm fairly sure I did not say the quote they attributed to me. Besides that, my biggest concern is that they called me Doctor Lucas. I never introduced myself as such and neither did any of my staff. Do I need to reach out to the magazine and have them correct/redact? Any advice is appreciated.
  5. Hello, I'm writing a post that I was hoping I wouldn't have to write, but I am here seeking advice. I understand there are strong opinions about the topic, but I hope that those who choose to reply will do so because of a desire to help. I am currently a first year PA student, and about six months before starting my program I made a terrible decision and was subsequently charged with a DUI; it appears now that the charge will become a conviction (I hired a lawyer in the hopes of having the charge reduced, though I was completely willing to submit to the same punishments as a DUI if the DUI itself wasn't placed on my record). I had a break before PA school (after having been accepted -- and my school is aware of the situation) and made a really bad decision after a night out. I don't drink often, and this likely played a role. I understand how selfish and irresponsible my decision was, and I assure you, I am paying for my mistake. I am ashamed of my decision and take full responsibility for my actions, but want to be clear that this incident is not indicative of my character; it was my first (and last) run in with the law. The purpose of starting a thread here is to ask for advice about how this may potentially affect me later with licensing and sitting for the PANCE. As I mentioned, I am already in PA school and am performing well, so licensing is what worries me most since I don't want to slog through PA school just to find out I cannot get a license to practice in any state. I know that I can be a solid practitioner in future, but I worry about roadblocks due to this legal issue. From what little I can find on the topic, it appears others have had similar issues before and have come out okay, but I don't know what specific details came into play with each case. I am here simply asking for advice from those who have experience with this type of issue (preferably PA-Cs who have navigated state licensure before, even better if they have first hand experience with having a conviction on their record or how the boards that control licensing approach these issues, but anyone who wants to help is welcome to reply).
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