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Nurse practitioners, physician assistants might help address doctor shortfall - Chillicothe Gazette

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SpaceCoastDaily.com Nurse practitioners, physician assistants might help address doctor shortfall Chillicothe Gazette Experts say expanded roles for nurse practitioners and physician assistants can help fill the void that, if left unaddressed, will...
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Hope Lewis's comment, February 12, 2014 8:15 AM
Physicians Assistants and their role in the medical field will expand as the role and popularity of doctor's lessens. Even though there are still too few PAs, data suggests PAs will grow to "fill in the Gap Doctor's will leave behind". Physician's Assistants require less education time to graduate than Doctors, so it is easier to fill the gap. And the fact that they make less money than a Doctor will help the cost for a patient to go to one.
Hope Lewis's comment, February 18, 2014 7:48 AM
As doctors have a shortage, almost 29,00 doctors short, "millions of Americans" will gain healthcare through Obamacare, and it will be the first time some of them have access to proper medical care. This shortage is expected to increase as time goes on, and someone will have to fill in the gap, so patients won't have to wait as long as weeks to just get an appointment.With Physician's Assistants and their "Expanding Roles" in medical care, experts believe they can be key to filling in the gap doctors left behind.
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Predicting PA: What Comes Next? on ADVANCE for NPs & PAs

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Hope Lewis's comment, February 13, 2014 8:04 AM
There are about 4,500 New students every year who join college for a degree to be a PA. And with a 27% growth rate for PA's, the job doesn't seen to be slowing dawn anytime soon. Pa's practicing specialty have boomed, while Pa's going for general has just increased slightly less than the latter, both are still needed in the Healthcare industry.
Hope Lewis's comment, February 13, 2014 8:07 AM
<br>While there is a high demand for PAs, only one in 5 people can accurately describe what a PA does. And some people are firing back at the careers of PAs. "If you want to be like a doctor, go to medical school to get a doctorate."
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Physician Assistant History Society

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Hope Lewis's comment, February 13, 2014 8:16 AM
Physician's Assistants were first about in the 1650's. They were in need on Military bases when no actually physicians were available. The first actual Physician's Assistant came about when a doctor trained somebody to take care of his clients while he was away.
Hope Lewis's comment, February 17, 2014 8:16 AM
From then on, "Medical Assistants" also known as PAs, have had a growing popularity within the globe. They were used in Navy hospitals and to help compensate for lack of Medical Personal in regular hospitals. In 1942, a man by the name of Eugene Stead, Jr. Dr. made a 3-year lesson plan for PAs at Emory University for Military Service. and he used those trainees in the Emory Hospital.
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Health Care Future Bright for Nurses. Stinks for Doctors. | The Health Care Blog

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Hope Lewis's comment, February 17, 2014 8:02 AM
Doctors are not fond of the low- reimbursement that they collect from medical assistance, such as Medicare and Medicaid. And as a result of their frustration, they are increasingly declining to see these patients. In Texas, it is found that 34% of doctors are not seeing these patients with Medicare, or trying to limit the amount that they see. The number is higher for people with Medicaid.
Hope Lewis's comment, February 17, 2014 8:05 AM
These problems are only expected to get worse with Obamacare, especially if they get the estimated 32 million people to sign up. There is also a shortage of doctor's, which will also get increasingly worse the more people that sign up for Obamacare. Obamacare will try to hold down costs with Lower-Reimbursement rates and increasing demand for medical care in America.
Hope Lewis's comment, February 17, 2014 8:07 AM
19% of Physicians say they are leaving the medical field to pursue something new because of obamacare and the lower reimbursement rates. 19% also said that they are considering moving to a new position in the field because of obamacare. This is causing the need for Physician's Assistants and nurses to increase.
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Hope Lewis's comment, April 4, 2014 7:50 AM
The number of PA programs started at one and has expanded to 105 by 1994. A Health Care committee is founded to help eliminate the barriers between PAs and Physicians and encourage utilizing of PAs. THe "Key contact" law is also established, which requires PAs to maintain some kind of contact to their supervisor while on the job.
Hope Lewis's comment, April 4, 2014 7:53 AM
2008: 137 PA programs. CNN and Money Magazine declare PA to be one of the best jobs to have, even in a recession. PAs Heal. PAs Educate. PAs Lead. PAs Provide.
Hope Lewis's comment, April 4, 2014 7:55 AM
In 2010 Forbes ranked PAs number 1 on best job with a Masters Degree in May. THis job has continually been growing, and with Obamacare, it is expected to start booming.