PA Ekaterina Koroleva officiates soccer games for at the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and consults on cases involving senior citizens’ potential visits to the ER to add up to “living her dream” through an “accessible and balanced life.”
Four PAs talk about the barriers to care in rural communities they’ve experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, including office space limitations and vaccine hesitancy, and new legislation that might help draw more PAs to practice in rural communities.
Giving someone a second chance at life is an extraordinary opportunity. And even though she’s done it well over one thousand times throughout her career, Georgeine Smith, lead PA of transplant surgery at the Penn Transplant Institute, says each case is uniquely rewarding.
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.
Three PAs who have focused their careers on caring for LGBTQ patients discuss the current state of healthcare for this patient population, the need for continuing education, the challenges some LGBTQ patients face, and the opportunities available for PAs to help.
PA Jaclyn Owens and NP Joanna Ellis are regularly caring for patients experiencing post-COVID symptoms. They talk about navigating treatment while still learning about these symptoms and why APPs are critical in providing much-needed care and support to these patients.
At East Carolina University’s PA Program, Tori Woodward, PA, and Kim Stokes, PA-C, collaborated to lead an interprofessional medical team to Taulabé, Honduras. With support from the PA Foundation, they were able to deliver medical education and provide healthcare.
The lifestyles typical of those experiencing homelessness enables COVID-19 to spread more quickly and easily than within more isolated populations. At the onset, Harrison Keyes, PA-C, of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, made significant changes in his outreach efforts.
Omar Razack, PA-C, is the child of immigrants. This fact has guided his whole life – from the West Indian culture he grew up with, to the work ethic his parents instilled in him and his triplet sisters, to his PA career in critical care.