Topics & Insights2022-01-25T17:00:20+00:00

Tennessee Physician Alert: Two Bills Have Returned to This Year’s Legislature – YOUR ACTION NEEDED NOW

February 4th, 2022|Tags: |

Two harmful bills are advancing again in 2022 that would remove physician oversight for the state’s APRNs and eliminate requirements for PAs to have a formal relationship with a physician.

“What Will Happen to ME?” – LEGAL and Medical Risks of Nonphysician Practitioner (NPP) Care

February 2nd, 2022|Tags: |

Legislation has allowed non-physician practitioners (NPPs) to independently diagnose patients, without physician supervision. HOWEVER, consumer protection laws have not kept up with this trend.

A Review of the Cochrane Review of Nurse Practitioners as a Possible Replacements for Physicians

October 20th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

A Review of the Cochrane Review of Nurse Practitioners as a Possible Replacements for Physicians Phillip Shaffer, MD In recent years there has been a legislative [...]

Pathway to Physician: A Life-Challenge

February 28th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pathway to Physician: A Life-Challenge Author: Eytan Koch MD I'm 52 years old today.  I need to let that sink in  for a minute.  It's not considered [...]

Nurse practitioner role contributes to bedside nursing shortage

February 26th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Nurse Practitioner Role Contributes to Bedside Nursing Shortage A recent CNN article highlighted the despair that American bedside nurses have faced during the pandemic. Nurses are [...]

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