Physicians for Patient Protection is IN THE NEWS
Our mission is to ensure physician-led care for all patients and to promote truth and transparency regarding healthcare credentials. We do this by educating our patients, our colleagues, and our legislators. We’re proud to be making the news across the nation.
Dr. Jyoti Kapil and Physicians for Patient Protection were included in a segment on KRLD-AM (CBS Affiliate; Dallas-Fort Worth, TX).
The 3-minute segment was on the topic of presymptomatic and asymptomatic spread of COVID-19. Dr. Kapil tells listeners that one of the most important ways to minimize spread of COVID-19 is to wear a mask, stay six feet away, social distance and wash hands. In the segment, Dr. Kapil is introduced as “Dr. Jyoti Kapil, a pathologist in Irving and a member of Physicians for Patient Protection.”
Physicians for Patient Protection was featured on Health.com in an article titled, “Lyme Disease and Coronavirus Have Some Similar Symptoms—Here’s How to Tell the Difference.”
The article discusses the difference between Lyme Disease and Coronavirus symptoms, where Dr. Purvi Parikh is quoted several times. Dr. Parikh is credited as an immunologist and member of Physicians for Patient Protection.
Physicians for Patient Protection was featured on Healthline.com in an article titled, “Experts Question New Study Finding Moderate Drinking Still a Risk.”
The article discusses a new study, released by the University of Victoria, which found that even people drinking within the government’s guidelines experienced more deaths and cancers than those who abstain from alcohol. Within the article Dr. Damian Caraballo offers his thoughts on the study, and he is credited as an Emergency Medicine Physician and member of Physicians for Patient Protection.
Dr. Rebekah Bernard and Physicians for Patient Protection were included May 2, 2020, during the 8AM EST news hour on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” in a segment titled, “Dr. Rebekah Bernard on Primary Health Care Access and COVID-19 Pandemic.”
During the 46-minute segment, Dr. Bernard discussed the mission of Physicians for Patient Protection, the future of primary care after COVID-19, and some of the challenges facing primary care physicians today. Additionally, Dr. Bernard discussed the physician shortage in the United States and the direct primary care model. The host also showed viewers Dr. Bernard and Dr. Parikh’s byline article on-screen and Dr. Bernard elaborated further on why nurse practitioners can’t replace physicians. Lastly, Dr. Bernard answered questions from viewers and medical professionals around the country.
Physicians for Patient Protection is featured on HuffPost in an article titled, “Should You Travel To A Reopened State?”
The article discusses whether one should take a trip to a state that has been recently reopened and how to travel safely. Within the piece Dr. Ainel Sewell, PPP Board Member, provides commentary and expert opinion.
PPP wanted to discuss the recommendation that the Veterans Administration hospitals allow CRNAs to work with no anesthesiologist present. CBS aired this story, which featured Dr. Corine Wells and Dr. Julius Hamilton, to discuss the potential dangers.
Physicians for Patient Protection and Dr. Purvi Parikh are included on The Healthy in an article titled, “If You Have Coronavirus, Can You Catch It Again?”
The article discusses whether or not someone can catch COVID-19 more than once, including insight from medical experts. Dr. Parikh is included in the piece discussing what IgM and IgG antibodies are and also telling readers that due to the current limited data, “some strains may be deadlier than others.” Dr. Parikh is an allergy and immunology specialist and clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Health in New York, and board member of advocacy group Physicians for Patient Protection.
Physicians for Patient Protection and Dr. Parikh (PPP Board Member) are featured on an episode of Connecticut Post’s Podcast, ‘Exit43’ where the host discusses mass casualty triage during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Physicians for Patient Protection and Dr. Purvi Parikh (PPP Board Member) are featured in SHAPE Online in an article titled, “Can the Coronavirus Spread Through Shoes?”
Dr. Parikh is quoted in a piece that discusses a recent study released by the CDC that suggests that COVID-19 could travel on the floor and soles of shoes. Dr. Parikh is credited as a pediatric allergist, immunologist and member at the Physicians for Patient Protection.
Physicians for Patient Protection and Dr. Parikh (PPP Board Member) are featured on U.S News & World Report in a story titled, “Allergies vs. Coronavirus: Which One Do I Have?”.
Within the piece, Dr. Parikh discusses what the differences are between seasonal allergies and coronavirus symptoms. Dr. Parikh is credited as an adult and pediatric allergist and immunologist and member of Physicians for Patient Protection, an advocacy group focused on physician-led health care.
Physicians for Patient Protection, Dr. Rebekah Bernard and Purvi Parikh are included in February 5, 2020, The Philadelphia Inquirer paper in an op-ed piece titled, “Nurse Practitioners Won’t Solve Primary Care Problems” and on its website, Inquirer.com with a different title, “Nurse practitioners are not the solution to primary care problems in N.J. or elsewhere”.
PPP President, Rebekah Bernard MD, published in Physicians Practice: The effects of nurse practitioners replacing physicians
PPP Board Members published an Op-Ed in the Missouri Times: Response to ‘Expand access to health care by expanding the role of Missourians deserve physician-led care’
Physicians For Patient Protection and Dr. Sampath Medepalli were included on What’s Happening In Health on WKRC-TV in a segment titled, “Nurses say proposed Ohio bill could improve access to care, but not everyone is for it”.
The piece discusses House Bill 177 that was proposed in the state of Ohio, and features a statement from Dr. Medepalli on the dangers of implementing such a bill.
Physicians for Patient Protection is featured in The Missouri Times. The op-ed is a response to an article advocating for nurse practitioners to be allowed to practice without the supervision of a physician. The article details why giving NPs more freedom is not the appropriate way to handle the physician shortage and states possible repercussions.
PPP physicians were included in the December 28, 2019 issue of The Boston Globe in a story titled, “Diverging Prescriptions.” The article was also featured on its website, BostonGlobe.com with a different title, “Plan to give nurse practitioners greater role in patient care fuels debate”.
PPP is included on Jade Magazine Online in an article titled, “Doctor Needed”.
Dr. Danelle Fisher and Physicians for Patient Protection were included on Spectrum News 1 Online (Los Angeles, CA) in an article titled, “Playa Vista Doctor Worries for Future of Profession and Position.”
Within the piece Dr. Fisher explains how many patients aren’t aware that they are seeing a mid-level provider instead of a doctor, which she believes jeopardizes the quality of care. She also believes that it the patients right to demand to see a doctor; however many people do not.
Physicians for Patient Protection has been featured on Becker’s Hospital Review in an article titled, “Edward-Elmhurst to replace physicians with midlevel providers at immediate care sites.”
Specifically, the piece highlights at least 15 full-time physicians fired from Edward-Elmhurst Health to be replaced with nurse practitioners (NPs), and Physicians for Patient Protection mission to ensure physician-led care for all patients.
PPP was featured in Health Leaders Media Online (www.healthleadersmedia.com), discussing the need for physician-led team-based care for patients.
Physicians for Patient Protection physician featured in the podcast of Dr. Elaina George, Medicine on Call with Dr. Elaina George.
PPP President and Board Member, Dr. Rebekah Bernard, gets candid with Accad and Koka in their podcast.
A massive push to increase the number of nurse practitioners and physician assistants and to extend their scope of practice is under way. The stated goal is to address a real or perceived shortage of primary care physicians. This effort worries many doctors who are concerned that patients are getting short-changed in the process. But is this concern justified or is it simply motivated by protectionist interests?
Their guest is Dr. Rebekah Bernard, a successful family physician from Fort Myers, Florida. She is board member of Physicians for Patient Protection, an organization calling for more transparency regarding the difference in training between physicians and non-physician providers, and advocating for legislative action to avoid misrepresentation of the capabilities and knowledge-base of nurse practitioners.
Physicians for Patient Protection has been included on Healthline.com in an article titled, “Why You Might See a Nurse Practitioner and Not a Doctor at Your Urgent Care Clinic.”
Dr. Amy Townsend is quoted throughout the piece discussing the dangers of not seeing an MD when visiting urgent care facilities and how many urgent care facilities are choosing to staff with non-physicians. Amy is quoted throughout the piece noting it is a , “cost-cutting measure, many urgent care facilities and even emergency rooms are choosing to staff with non-physicians.”
Physicians for Patient Protection has been included on Healthline.com in an article titled, “Is Walmart’s New Full-Service Clinic the Future of Community Healthcare?”
Dr. Amy Townsend is quoted throughout the piece discussing her point of view on Walmart’s new full-service health clinic.
PPP shares information with Medscape regarding the firing of physicians in Chicago, with hospital plans to replace them with Nurse Practitioners.
PPP members contributed to this Medical Economics piece regarding physicians being replaced by Nurse Practitioners and loss of patient choice.
PPP is featured in MedPageToday regarding physicians being fired and replaced with Nurse Practitioners.
Physicians for Patient Protection and Dr. Tanda Lane are included in a segment on WUPA’s (CW Atlanta Affiliate) Focus Atlanta. Dr. Lane explains what Physicians for Patient Protection is and why physician led-care is important. This piece is also featured online.
Dr. Damian Caraballo was featured on CNN New Day to discuss the current healthcare landscape during the COVID pandemic.
Physicians for Patient Protection and Dr. Natalie Newman were included during the 5PM and 11PM news hours on KCRA-TV (NBC Affiliate; Sacramento, CA) in a segment discussing bill AB 890. The piece was also included online.
The segment discusses bill AB 890, including both a perspective from assembly member Jim Wood and Dr. Newman. Dr. Newman tells viewers that the physician shortage should be filled with physicians and that “nursing and medicine are not interchangeable.” Dr. Newman also tells viewers that medicine is a lot of education and that patients will fall through the cracks if this bill is passed.
In the online piece, Dr. Newman is quoted telling readers that she would like to see an increase in the number of residencies for medical students and wants foreign medical school graduates to be able to work in the United States in order to fill the physician shortage.
Writing to share that Dr. Purvi Parikh and Physicians for Patient Protection were included in a segment on Scripps National Television Networks where Dr. Parikh discussed this recent USA Today article.
During the segment, the host discusses Physicians for Patient Protection’s stance that “nurses cannot replace physicians” and what while nurses do play an important role in healthcare, they do not have the same training and education as MDs. In the segment, the producer explains that the “non-profit, Physicians for Patient Protection, is made up of practicing and retired physicians, residents, medical students, and assistant physicians.” Dr. Parikh is included in the segment telling viewers that physicians have the extensive training to understand and detect subtle differences in symptoms which allows them to make appropriate diagnoses. Additionally, towards the end of the segment, the host displays important questions on-screen for patients to ask prior to a doctor’s appointment.
Physicians for Patient Protection is included on The Heartland Institute in a story titled, “Physicians Lose Jobs To Nurse Practitioners At Suburban Health Clinics”.
Physicians for Patient Protection and Dr. Carmen Kavali and Dr. Vidya Bansal are included on The Tennessean Online in an op-ed piece titled, “Nurse practitioners can’t solve primary care physician shortage”.