Partners in Practice

Partners in Practice

  • Partners in Practice
  • This innovative series provides insight into the issues experienced by advanced practice healthcare ...


Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines: Finding Clarity in the Confusion

Hosted by: Mimi Secor Guest: Joyce Ross One in two adults in the United States has a total cholesterol over 200 mg/dL, while one in three has diagnosed cardiovascular disease. The ACC/AHA's recently released Lipid Guidelines have provided new recommendations for treatment of dylipidemia, but they have also created some controversies and confusion i...

November 17, 2014 | 18 min

What Makes PAs the Happiest Medical Professionals?

Hosted by: Lisa Dandrea Lenell Guest: Dawn LaBarbera Why do PAs enjoy going to work? Three main reasons: helping others, interacting with patients and the intellectual challenge of the career. A 2004 study found physician assistants are the happiest medical professionals. Dr. Dawn LaBarbera, chair of PA studies at the University of St. Francis in F...

October 6, 2014 | 15 min

No Scrubs Required: Non-Clinical Jobs for Physician Assistants

Hosted by: Lisa Dandrea Lenell Guest: Robert M. Blumm One of the appealing aspects of the profession for many physician assistants is flexibility in employment. Is there a "norm" in terms of employment? Many PAs have developed jobs outside the traditional clinical setting, including in TV, film, forensic medicine and academics. Bob Blumm, distingui...

September 29, 2014 | 15 min

Chronic Pain Management: The Family Practice Nursing Perspective

Hosted by: Mimi Secor The annual cost of chronic pain in the United States is as high as $635 billion a year, which is more than the yearly costs for cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Over 100 million Americans are affected by chronic pain, and by extension, pain is the number one diagnosis in primary care. Joining host Mimi Secor to discuss new ...

September 22, 2014 | 15 min

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