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Old 07-13-2007, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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My last endo did NOT use a PA. He saw each and every one of his patients HIMSELF. He is also teaches at Henry Ford Medical and has Residents rotate in his practice.

In fact every specialist I saw until I moved down here saw each and every patient themselves. I have not seen a PA since the Army in 1982. Liz
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:58 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Many patients will see the first available provider given the choice and many physicians want their patients in to see a specialist ASAP. For example, I want my suspicious lesion seen next Tuesday when the NP has an opening as opposed to late August with the MD. S/he will bring in the doc to look or can biopsy it right then. I'd be curious to know what your NP thinks about your scheduling beliefs.......
mm_mary73.... I was thinking about what you said this morning, and I think I answered with anger, I am sorry for that. I do what the drs want me to do, and I agree with their practice.

My NP usually, if she feels that a patient needs more help than she, or the doc can give will go to the dr, discuss the case, and they tell her what they think she should do. She then comes to me, asks what Dr in the area is best with the case scenario and asks me to get the patient in with that DOCTOR.

I am sorry if I offended you or anyone else in any way.

Robyn
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:06 PM
 
Location: in a house
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......My NP usually, if she feels that a patient needs more help than she, or the doc can give will go to the dr, discuss the case, and they tell her what they think she should do. She then comes to me, asks what Dr in the area is best with the case scenario and asks me to get the patient in with that DOCTOR....
Yes, that sounds like what most of my colleagues do, Robyn. I know you didn't mean to imply that NPs or PAs provide inferior care. In any case, I think Liz should speak to her PCP about her visit - clearly there was some missed communication!
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