HS is a painful, debilitating, and chronic inflammatory skin disease that is challenging to identify. Laura Bush, DMSc, PA-C, who practices in dermatology, underscores that diagnosing and treating HS requires primary care providers to promptly recognize symptoms and refer patients to dermatology.
Findings from a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded study comparing types of weight loss surgery include helpful takeaways for all PAs who treat patients with obesity, especially patients who might be considering bariatric surgery as part of their long-term obesity management plan.
The PA Foundation’s Vital Minds podcast calls on PA experts to shed light on critical issues in clinical care. Get ready for new episodes coming soon by listening to these past discussions on mental health, COVID-19, student leadership, nutrition, and health disparities.
In this clinically focused article, two PAs reflect on a recent study uncovering racial bias in pulse oximetry measurement, finding it emblematic of broader concerns regarding equitable access to medical care, especially COVID-19 follow-up and support services, for underserved and minority patient communities.
“One size fits all” medicine has numerous limitations, especially when diagnosing and treating conditions that are influenced by genetics. Panelists in the “Getting Into Your Genes” webinar discussed how an informed approach to genetics, especially one that incorporates diverse data, can inform patient care and address health disparities.
The PA Foundation’s Nutrition Outreach Fellowship provides PAs with training and resources to build on their knowledge of nutrition. This helps them to both enhance their clinical practice and to give back to their healthcare peers and communities.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa, or HS, is an inflammatory skin disease often misdiagnosed as boils, ingrown hair, or skin infections. Prompt recognition, diagnosis, and referral to a dermatology provider are essential to prevent HS from progressing and more severely impacting patients’ physical and emotional health.