October 9, 2020
Wherever they go, PAs are practicing medicine and having a profound impact on individuals, communities, and even the world. Read about the inspiring PAs who are making a difference, one patient at a time. Do you know an amazing PA that you would like to see featured? Email us your recommendations at [email protected].
Several PAs are working or volunteering for Colorado resorts’ ski patrols, clinics, or both. On ski patrols, PAs’ medical skills must be supplemented with an ability to traverse even the most challenging trails to reach skiers requiring assistance.
Healthcare delivery can take place practically anywhere, and a growing number of providers are taking it to the streets to help a largely underserved patient population – the homeless. Read about PAs in LA, Boston, and Ft. Worth working with homeless patients.
PA Julie Mueller has twice spent short periods in Antarctica to provide medical care, and will return for six weeks this winter. A common thread ties Antarctica to the isolated clinics where she works in Idaho, Wyoming, and Alaska.
PA Afton Heitzenrater’s healthcare experience inspired her to develop a new product designed to limit patients to prescribed intervals of medication which she hopes will save lives.
If not for a PA who was in the right place at the right time during a May 20 Olympic Triathlon in southeastern Pennsylvania, a 51-year-old airline pilot would not be alive today.
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