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UK, Norton announce new partnership

The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies program and Norton Healthcare are launching a preceptor partnership program. The first cohort of physician assistant (PA) students will begin their clinical clerkship rotations with preceptors in the Norton Healthcare system in Louisville this June. Norton Healthcare has pledged nearly $715,000 over three years

UK physician assistant student featured in Forbes

Glenn L. Means III, a University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies student, was one of three graduate students selected for an eight-week fellowship with Health for America in the summer of 2013. The fellowship, which was a pilot-program, recently garnered the attention of Forbes online magazine. “I was very fortunate to

Physician mergers booming

What to do interested doctors need to consider? By Scott R. Townsend There are numerous factors that are currently placing considerable stress on independent physicians and physician groups throughout the United States. Reimbursement rates continue to decline, as illustrated recently by the recent two percent reduction in Medicare reimbursements in connection with the “sequester” implemented by The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The

The physician-physician assistant partnership

Why utilizing physician/PA teams improves efficiency, patient satisfaction. Although physician assistants (PA) are relative newcomers to the healthcare field, they have carved out a niche as one of three primary care providers, along with physicians and advance practice nurses. Ann Davis, PA-C, senior director of State Advocacy for the AAPA said the physician assistant field