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Let me start with the following: [perfectpullquote align="full" bordertop="false" cite="" link="" color="" class="" size=""] No, I don’t think nurse practitioners or physician assistants are stupid. Yes, I respect my nurse practitioner and physician assistant colleagues. Yes, I believe in a team-based model of health care… sort...

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. ...