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By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD As originally published here, shared with permission from the author: https://thedeductible.com/2019/02/15/the-death-of-specialization/ fbclid=IwAR1IK02oTlEE6Zb5Ae8pc3zFKXMB_czQb0ihCSsNJUcSdVQDMoHGBiAdPrI [perfectpullquote align="full" bordertop="false" cite="" link="" color="" class="" size=""]“If you control the language, you control the argument  If you control the argument, you control information,  If you control information, you control history,   If you control history,...

As some states entertain legislation granting nurse practitioners independent practice rights, there are some finer details which deserve careful deliberation.  While nurse practitioners are intelligent, capable, and contribute much to our healthcare system, they are not physicians and lack the same training and knowledge base. ...

Every single day physicians are fighting a battle, although many of us may not yet realize it.  While only 19,000 new physicians graduate from medical school per year, nursing programs are churning out nurse practitioners (NPs) at a rate of 23,000 per year. With Physician Assistants (PAs)...

Our mission in Physicians for Patient Protection is to ensure physician-led care for all patients and to advocate for truth and transparency regarding healthcare providers.  Physician-led care matters because that's exactly what many patients are not getting.  And we know that physician-led care is exactly what the vast majority of patients want.1

Why do we exist?  For patients.

Every day, patients in the United States are being denied access to physician-led care. “You don’t need to see a doctor; the PA is just as good,” they are told.  Or, “Our NP has a doctorate in nursing – she can do everything that a physician can do.” While most patients tend to be rightly skeptical that care will be “the same,” they may give in to the pressure from front-desk staff and agree to see a non-physician provider (NPP) – or they may not have a choice. This denial of patient access to physician care is wrong.  But if we don’t do something about it, it will continue and only worsen.