Pamela Lucas, PA-C, spent 22 years in the Air Force. She made personnel assignments, planned for disasters, and was one of only three healthcare providers at a NATO base. She looks back on her active-duty career and shares what she’s up to now.
Amber Davis, PA-C, has been practicing family medicine for four years. She was interested in the specialty from the start of her PA career, drawn to the idea of treating the “whole patient” rather than a single body system.
This year, AAPA is pleased to welcome 48 PAs to the Distinguished Fellows Program! The program was established in 2007 to recognize the exceptional contributions of PAs to the profession through professional achievement, leadership, professional interaction, learning, and community service.
Temperatures as low as 40 below; nights in a sleeping bag; and daily meals of oatmeal, beans, and rice may sound like torture – but not to Thomas Barale, PA-C, who led the medical team for the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
PAs need to seek new information and data about patients, particularly when treating underserved and minority populations. PA educator Daytheon Sturges led a recent webinar on social determinants of health and suggests ways PAs can enhance understanding of and care for patients.
The PA Foundation’s Vital Minds podcast featured a discussion on how health disparities have been exacerbated by COVID-19, the role socioeconomic factors and insurance may play in health disparities, and how PAs – and other allies – can help bridge the care gap.
Older adults remain subject to many iatrogenic ills at the hands of well-intentioned providers. This Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, AAPA invited PAs Kathy Kemle and Freddi Segal-Gidan to host the latest Huddle Ask Me session on Alzheimer's.
PAs in Florida applaud the enactment of legislation that makes significant improvements to PA practice. House Bill 431 was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis on June 29, modernizing several aspects of PA regulation.
The Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants secured a significant win for PAs in the state last month. On May 26, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed HB 1080, which establishes the Board of PAs – a tenet of Optimal Team Practice.