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.
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).
I know I've read plenty on here about contracts and what to look for and what needs to be negotiated for - so useful!
But I haven't seen this question come up......
I am 100% for having a lawyer go through my contract and find anything bad after I review it.
How did you find your lawyer that specifically deals with this thing?
What do I need to look for - a specific type of office or title or anything? Certain credentials?
I haven't gotten a written offer yet - but I want to be prepared for that important step before signing! ;)
A patient comes into your UC center with a head wound that seems to your front desk staff to be disoriented. You are in with patients, and have 5+ waiting. Your front office staff says that they think they might be better served by going to the ED which is less than a mile away.
This is a new patient, and clearly has a bleeding head wound and cannot answer if they had any LOC or not. Your office staff is NOT medical. You have not seen the patient.
Pt calls a week later and is angry because "you should have seen me. They did a terrible job sewing my head up at the hospital"
There was some talk in our office about having a legal obligation to see the patient as they "walked thru our door" but my thought is that as an UC, with NO CT here, and no actual physician here ( they are available by phone, but not usually in house), it was totally appropriate that the patient was advised to move on to the ED.