Celebrate PA Week 2019

This is my second year celebrating PA week at my current practice and I will say that the department really stepped it up this year. Little did I know when I reminded our clinic admins, medical director, and SP that PA Week was coming up, they heard me and really celebrated us! For those of…

Case of the Week #2

Case Presentation #1 Patient with a history of known Zenker’s diverticulum (ZD) s/p hernia repair who presents for surgical consultation. States dysphagia and regurgitation of undigested food hours after a meal. Although the patient brought a disc of their scope findings, I suggested we re-scope the patient since they had their hernia repair. Nasal endoscopy…

OtoSim Mobile Ambassador

I am pleased to announce that I have partnered up with OtoSim to become an OtoSim Mobile Ambassador! I know that ears are a challenge. The whole “seeing the cone of light” practically means nothing outside of your physical diagnosis course. Working in ENT, I still find myself questioning what I’m seeing on a daily basis….

Case of the Week

What a week! Saw my first ever 3-fer (siblings)! All new patient evaluations and to add to the mix, Mom is hard of hearing and dad is deaf! 😱 Also, what does this look like to you? PCP thought this was an acute otitis media and treated with oral antibiotics because there were “loss of…

A Day on the Hill

I recall sitting on the House Floor when Optimal Team Practice (OTP) passed unanimously in 2017. Fast forward to today, it’s so surreal to take part as an early career PA, advocating for changes on a state level. I recently returned from Tallahassee to meet with my legislators on behalf of the Florida Academy of…

Protect Your Profession

This is a topic that I’ve been asked several times, “What can ‘XX Academy do for me?” or “Why should I become a member?” One of the biggest take-home messages I tell all of my interview candidates that are about to embark on the PA journey is to GET INVOLVED in your profession! Yes, I…

PA Holiday Gift Guide

Struggling with what to get your favorite pre-PA/PA-S this holiday season? Here’s a guide to some amazing resources I used or wished I had during my PA journey! PRE-PAs: There are so many great resources out there these days to help you perfect your personal statement and prepare you for your PA interviews.   my…

Suture Skills Suturing Pad

In the world of social media, it is so easy to get caught up in the world of branding.  I am always on the quest to find the best brands with a good mission to support. I recently stumbled upon Suture Skills, a brand created by fellow ER PA! The creator wanted to create a…

Post-PANCE Offering

Happy July! I can’t believe June passed so quickly, but I’m sure glad it did! June was probably one of the roughest months of 2018 for me for the following reasons: I transitioned off my orientation schedule and survived my first month as a provider in clinic. I completed my month-long “offering diet.” One of…

2018 AAPA House of Delegate Report

1 month late is better than never?  Let’s get down to business! Here are some of the topics that I thought was really important at this year’s HOD meeting in New Orleans. Ref Com B Recommendations: 2018-B-01 PAs Contribution to Healthcare Amend policy as follows: AAPA discourages the use of terms such as midlevel providers,…