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OBGYN

Trilby Jo Tener, MD
Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist

As a resident in New York City in 2003, Trilby Jo Tener, M.D. was already considering a less–than–traditional start to her career as an obstetrician⁄gynecologist. An adventurer, traveler, and explorer of new cultures, she wanted the freedom to explore diverse practice settings before committing to a long–term contract or permanent position. After hearing about locum tenens from a mentor attending, she decided that it was an ideal way to gain experience, develop and polish her professional skills, and meet new people.

“Locum tenens is like research for private practice; you experience different practices and cultures, both professionally and personally, and research how you would best like to invest your time and energy in the future,” says Dr. Tener. “It gave me a unique opportunity to explore where my career could be in ten or 20 years.”

After considering many temporary staffing firms, she accepted her first locum tenens assignment at a North Dakota hospital through VISTA Staffing Solutions. Since then, she has worked nearly full–time as a temporary physician and secured medical licenses in 13 states. Dr. Tener recently completed an assignment in Ketchikan, AK, and plans to return to that location several times in 2006.

Dr. Tener works through VISTA for the majority of her assignments. VISTA understands every aspect of the locum tenens lifestyle, she says, and provides knowledgeable schedulers to assist physicians as they transition from one assignment to the next. Dr. Tener considers her scheduler, Rachel, a friend and a personal advocate. “Rachel consistently looks out for my best interests, pays attention to detail, shares my work ethic, and has the same expectations for my career as I do,” she says. “With VISTA, I feel like part of a family; they give me care and attention while I’m away from home.”

Locum tenens also satisfies Dr. Tener’s desire to travel. She has traversed the country taking assignments from California to Wisconsin and New York to Arizona. She relishes the professional and personal experiences as well as adventures her work has presented. “I particularly enjoy the challenge of acclimating myself to a new environment. I believe practicing as a locum tenens builds character and helps make me a better physician,” Dr. Tener says. “It’s continually a humbling experience just finding your way around a new place.”

“Adventurous” barely describes the outgoing nature of Dr. Tener, who is slightly famous on the karaoke circuit. “After choosing locum tenens, I made it a personal goal to do karaoke at least once in every state I visit,” she laughs.

Since her first placement, Dr. Tener has met dozens of new people in exceptional places, and she has developed a fondness for each town in which she has worked. She comments, “Each assignment has unique characteristics that make it memorable: warmhearted people in Watertown, Wis.; scenic vistas in Salinas, Calif.; the Halloween night it hit 30–degrees below zero in Fairbanks.”

Through her temporary assignments, she has also practiced in a variety of clinical settings and has been shown high regard from other physicians, nurses and patients. “It is truly gratifying to be appreciated for the services I’m providing.”

While in medical school, Dr. Tener chose obstetrics and gynecology because the specialty allowed her to combine interests in medicine and surgery. Today, locum tenens has helped her validate her choice. “When you are instrumental in a patient’s recovery or in the continued success of a practice, you know that you have provided a valuable service and truly made a difference in someone’s life.”

In her career as a locum tenens, Dr. Tener finds she has gained a new confidence in handling a variety of situations. “Coming out of residency and being able to feel confident is empowering. I see myself growing quickly in my post–residency years; the variety of experiences that I have had as a locum tenens is becoming my greatest strength.” Based on her rewarding experiences, she encourages other residents to consider locum tenens as the perfect opportunity to further research their medical careers.

For now, Dr. Tener plans to continue her work as a locum tenens. “It provides a flexibility I couldn’t get any other way and with a competitive salary,” she says. “My time is my own; I choose where and when I want to work, take a vacation as I please, and devote more time to family and to my interests. It doesn’t get any better than that!”

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American Association for Physician Leadership

Physicians need the latest critical management tools available to rise to the unique challenges of the healthcare industry.

Emphasizing experiential and collaborative learning, the Isenberg Online MBA with a focus in Medical Management provides the business knowledge necessary to lead and manage in today’s evolving healthcare market.

Freedom Without Compromise

The Isenberg Online MBA offers you the flexibility to pursue your studies completely online without sacrificing academic challenge and rigor. With this specialized degree, students learn up-to-date knowledge and skills for today’s complex healthcare environments. The AACSB-accredited degree is delivered with the same curriculum and accomplished faculty as our onsite classes, and it has no residential requirement.

Our simplified application process makes it easy to apply. And our outstanding Advising Center – with over 10 years of experience in online education – supports students throughout their tenure at Isenberg.

Partner Benefits

We’ve partnered with the American Association for Physician Leadership (Physician Leaders) to offer you an exclusive educational opportunity. Thanks to your affiliation with Physician Leaders, you are eligible for the following benefits:

  • 10% discount on all Isenberg MBA online and satellite campus courses
  • Exempt from foundation courses
  • Exempt from elective courses
  • Waiver of GMAT/GRE with MD or for foreign medical students with an ECFMG or Fifth Pathway
  • Automatically earn transfer credits for your Physician Leaders prerequisite curriculum coursework
  • A dedicated advisor specifically trained to work with Physician Leaders students

Program Requirements

Your Physician Leaders affiliation enables you to earn your degree more quickly. You can transfer 9 credits from your completed Physician Leaders prerequisite curriculum and apply them directly to your 43-credit MBA.

What do you have left to complete?

  • Only 11 core MBA courses (34 credits), much less than the average degree
  • Browse the Degree Checklist for the courses you need to earn your specialized degree

Program Cost

  • Cost per credit for online courses with 10% discount is $810
  • Total estimated cost of the program is $27,540

What do I need to do to apply?

  • View our application process for more information, including dates and requirements
  • Submit your certification of American Association for Physician Leadership Prerequisite Curriculum to the Graduate Admissions Office, if applicable
  • When applying, choose ‘Management (Online MBA) ‘ in the degree field and enter ‘Physician Leaders’ in the specialty field

Try a Class

Start now by trying a class before applying and see why our program is a good fit for you. Learn more

More Information:

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Mount Nittany Physician Group #physician, #doctor, #primary #care, #specialty #care, #primary #care #provider, #healthcare,

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Mount Nittany Health offers patients access to a wide array of physicians practicing in more than 60 specialties and subspecialties within our system. Search or Browse a list of Physician Group physicians.

Understanding what matters means physicians across the region bringing more personal care to you.

Mount Nittany Physician Group is a team of more than 150 healthcare providers who understand what matters to you. Recognizing that no two patients are alike, we offer more than 30 specialties in 17 convenient locations across the region.

Read the stories of the community members we ve cared for or hear more from our physician team by clicking the links below.

Nicole s Story

Understanding what matters to our community means offering the highest quality of care and wellness to you.

Even after losing over 100 pounds, something was still weighing on Nicole s mind. The team at Mount Nittany Physician Group Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery helped to ease Nicole s worries and prepare her for a truly life-changing surgery.

Our Team.

Emily Peterson, MD, is one of the physicians in the Mount Nittany Physician Group. Specializing in reconstructive cosmetic surgery, Emily is part of the team creating a healthier community.

Understanding what matters means having a team of more than 150 providers across 30 specialties providing care for you.

Find a Physician

Mount Nittany Physician Group includes more than 150 providers and 30 specialties practicing at 17 locations across the region.

Mount Nittany Health offers patients access to a wide array of physicians practicing in more than 60 specialties and subspecialties within our system.

Physician Group Resources

With the addition of the Physician Group, Mount Nittany Health has transitioned from a regional medical center to a regional health system.

We understand that change leads to questions, and we’re here to answer any that you might have. In this section you can find Physician Group-specific information about:

You can also find information regarding the Physician Group on the frequently asked questions page .


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Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program covers the basic knowledge and skills required to become an entry-level Medical Assistant including foundational courses in Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology. This program is offered in both hybrid training (a combination of online distance education and on-campus training) and 100% on-campus formats; program formats vary by location. The program prepares students for Medical Assisting positions that are either clinical or administrative in nature. Students complete coursework in clinical procedures such as phlebotomy, EKG and lab procedures and in administrative areas such as computers and medical office procedures. The program also contains a clinical externship which is completed in an outside medical facility. Upon completion, graduates will have the entry-level skills of a Medical Assistant and be qualified to interview for positions in a variety of healthcare facilities. Read more about the Medical Assisting program in the catalog by clicking on the location you’re interested in from the menu above, and downloading a copy.

Call us today at 888-387-5260 or contact us and we ll send you more information.

What you ll do as a Medical Assistant

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly. They should not be confused with physician assistants, who examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the direct supervision of a physician.

The duties of medical assistants vary from office to office, depending on the location and size of the practice and the practitioner’s specialty. In small practices, medical assistants usually are generalists, handling both administrative and clinical duties and reporting directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner. Those in large practices tend to specialize in a particular area, under the supervision of department administrators.

Clinical duties vary according to State law and include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination. Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They instruct patients about medications and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, authorize drug refills as directed, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for x rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change dressings.

Medical assistants also may arrange examining room instruments and equipment, purchase and maintain supplies and equipment, and keep waiting and examining rooms neat and clean.

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For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, read more here for our Margate campus and here for our Clifton and Toms River, NJ and West Hartford, CT campuses .


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Which Schools Have Physician Assistant Programs in CA? #physician #assistant #programs #in #los #angeles,

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Which Schools Have Physician Assistant Programs in CA?

Find out which California schools offer physician assistant programs. See admissions requirements, prerequisites, and school information for a physician assistant education in California. Schools offering Allied Health degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Learn about four schools in California offering physician’s assistant training certificates. These programs are available at public and private institutions at the undergrad and graduate levels.

What You Need to Know

Physician assistants generally need to complete a 2-year master’s degree program before they can gain licensure and work in the field. Most prerequisites to these programs include having a bachelor’s degree and some professional experience in the healthcare field. Some 2-year schools do offer physician assistant or primary care associate programs that don’t result in a master’s degree. These programs still require applicants to complete up to 3,000 hours of work experience as a medical assistant, paramedic, nurse or similar type of healthcare professional before applying.

Physician Assistant Certificate Programs

Foothill College

Foothill College and the Stanford University School of Medicine jointly administer a 21-month program that trains you to assist primary care physicians. To be admitted into the program, you must complete a clinical, academic and general education prerequisite, unless you’ve completed an associate degree.

Consisting of classroom and clinical training, the program covers preventive health care, counseling, diagnosis and treatment. Your curriculum includes courses such as pharmacology, pathophysiology, infectious disease, core medicine and cultural medicine. You complete preceptorships in which you gain hands-on training under the supervision of physicians. Upon completion, you earn a Certificate of Clinical Proficiency.

  • Program Name: Primary Care Associate Program
  • Program Length: 21 months, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $1,551 per year for in-state; $8,391 per year for out-of-state (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: 3,000 hours of direct patient care experience; a grade of ‘C’ or better in specific courses like anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, algebra, cultural anthropology, psychology and English; general education prerequisites, such as intermediate algebra, humanities, communication, multicultural studies and lifelong understanding
  • School Type: 2-year, public; student population of 15,030 (all undergraduates)

Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University offers a Master Physician Assistant (MPA) program that combines didactic and clinical study; the first year consists mostly of classroom learning, while the second year is a clinical year. You may take classes like pediatrics, surgery, emergency medicine and geriatrics. You’ll also delve into pharmacology, research methods and US healthcare systems. The clinical phase includes 7 required and 2 elective clerkships covering family medicine, internal medicine, pediatric, geriatric and emergency medicine. Additionally, admission into this program is competitive with over 1,200 applying, but only 55 admitted into the program.

  • Program Name: Master Physician Assistant Program
  • Program Length: 25 months, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $40,017 per year (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree; minimum GPA of 3.0; prerequisite courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry and statistics
  • Requirements: Health care experience (you should hold a minimum of 1,000 hours)
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; student population of 1,580 students (979 graduate students)

University of California, Davis (UCDavis)

The UCDavis School of Medicine offers an FNP/PA program that explores primary care principles through didactic coursework and clinical experiences. The intensive, 24-month program explores concepts in behavioral science, ethics, health assessment, charting and interviewing. While your didactic sessions must be completed on-campus in the physician assistant program, you can complete clinical rotations in surgery, emergency-trauma and long-term care near your home. The physician assistant program includes 126.5 quarter units and will only qualify you to earn the physician assistant certificate; however, if you are an RN with a bachelor’s degree you can complete additional clinical experiences to earn both the physician assistant and family nurse practitioner certificate.

  • Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant (FNP/PA)
  • Program Length: 24 months, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $13,164 per year for in-state; $28,266 per year for out-of-state (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree, minimum GPA of 3.0, prerequisite courses in microbiology, chemistry, human anatomy, physiology, statistics, social sciences and composition; letters of recommendation
  • Requirements: 1,000 hours of clinical experience within past 2 years
  • School Type: 4-year, public; student population of 34,508 (6,943 graduate students)

University of Southern California

The Keck School of Medicine offers a Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP) program. The 33-month graduate program places emphasis on providing quality primary care for patients. The curriculum covers medical sciences, behavioral sciences and clinical skills. Some of the topics of study include human development, ethics, pediatrics, surgery, endocrinology, research, anatomy and physical assessment. The clinical portion of your program takes place at clinical sites throughout Los Angeles.

  • Program Name: Master of Physician Assistant Practice
  • Program Length: 33 months, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $40,670 per year (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree, minimum GPA of 3.0, prerequisite courses in biology, chemistry, human anatomy, statistics, psychology, Spanish and composition; GRE or GMAT; letters of recommendation
  • Requirements: Clinical experience; community service
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; student population of 42,453 (23,714 graduate students)

Some California schools offering physician assistant training at the certificate level include the University of Southern California, Foothill College, UCDavis, and Samuel Merritt University, with programs lasting from 21 to 33 months full-time.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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New York Doctors Shell Out More for Malpractice Coverage

New York State approved a 14 percent increase in the price of medical malpractice insurance Wednesday — a step the state’s government admits is aimed at temporarily fixing a broken system.

The New York State Insurance Department, which sets malpractice coverage rates for the state, justified the increase by saying that while it would be difficult for doctors to pay, it was a necessary step to avoid “perhaps an irreversible crisis” for insurers in the state.

“After years of failing to confront the fundamental problems that have led to this current environment, we have inherited the worst of both worlds — physicians who cannot afford to practice medicine, and insurers whose financial condition is rapidly eroding,” said Eric Dinallo, the state insurance superintendent. “The cause is high medical liability costs, and this administration is going to address it.”

After announcing the rate hike, Gov. Eliot Spitzer appointed a committee to look into the causes of the high cost of insuring against medical malpractice.

“Due to years of inaction, the medical malpractice insurance market has reached a crisis level,” he said. “This administration will not turn a blind eye to this situation. We will tackle this problem head on.”

Hikes Threaten Practices

Doctors are concerned about how the rate hikes will affect their practice.

“The way medicine is structured, your income really depends on how many operations you do,” said Dr. Roger Hardl, a neurosurgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital. “That means that you are put into a position where you have to operate more. I’m not sure that’s in the best interests of the public. I’m not sure that’s in the best interests of practicing good medicine.”

Hardl blames the problem on the lack of a cap for medical malpractice lawsuits in New York state.

He also said he has neurosurgeon colleagues who have given up operating on the brain entirely, focusing on the spine, an area of practice where they don’t face such hefty lawsuits.

Dr. Steven Goldstein, who practices obstetrics and gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine, sees the rate hike as a small part of a large problem.

“There’s nothing unique about New York, and there’s nothing unique about this year, and it’s a very sad thing,” he said. “There’s been a ‘malpractice crisis’ for as long as I can remember.”

Indeed, malpractice insurance premiums appear to be increasing across the board. According to a June 2005 study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, doctors can expect to pay $250,000 or more every year on malpractice insurance premiums, depending on their specialty and the state in which their practice is based.

And costs are on the rise throughout the nation. Study author Scott Ransom and colleagues at the University of Michigan School of Public Health noted that rates in major metropolitan areas rose sharply in some areas between 2003 and 2004 — such as in Dade County, Fla. where average premiums rose from $249,000 to $277,000, an increase of about 11 percent.

Or Cook County in Illinois, in which average premiums jumped about 67 percent from $138,000 to more than $230,000 during the same time period.

Rising rates seem to take a particular toll on the obstetrics and gynecology field. Though there may be many reasons for this, some doctors suggest it could be due to high expectations on the part of expecting parents — and subsequent litigation when outcomes don’t match their hopes.

Goldstein said he doesn’t think that insurance underwriters for medical malpractice are benefiting heavily from the increases, but that their cost for providing malpractice coverage is increasing as well.

“The system is broken, and nobody seems to want to take the true initiative to fix it,” said Goldstein.

But according to its governor, New York State is going to try with its new commission, which will report on the malpractice issue by the end of the year.

David Neustadt, a representative for Dinallo, said the committee had not yet determined what direction it would take in evaluating the problem. “It’s not helpful for me to speculate on what solution they will eventually develop,” he said.

For Goldstein, that solution is critical.

Among the detriments of malpractice lawsuits, he points to a decrease in the number of physicians in the United States, as some doctors have to close up their practices and potential doctors will choose career paths elsewhere.

“Some of your best and brightest don’t want to be doctors anymore,” Goldstein said.


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How to Become a Physician Assistant #become #a #physicians #assistant, #how #to #become #a

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How to Become a Physician Assistant

How to Become a Physician Assistant

With one of the highest starting salaries in the healthcare industry, a career as a physician assistant is highly desirable. If you re considering this rewarding career, you re probably wondering how to become a physician assistant. How much schooling is involved? How long does it take? How can you determine which schools are the best?

Here, we ll take a look at how to become a physician assistant. We ll cover all the questions previously mentioned and more, to give you a good sense of how to become a physician assistant and begin caring for patients while helping others.

The Basics – What is a Physician Assistant?

Sometimes referred to as a doctor s assistant, a physician assistant (or physician assistant) is just what the name implies. The position is much more involved than that of a medical assistant. Instead of paperwork or other minor tasks within a doctor s office or hospital, a physician assistant actually assists a doctor or surgeon, working very closely together in order to give patients the best possible medical care.

Physician assistants are generally more advanced in their training than nurses and work under their supervising doctor s license and perform many of the same tasks as a doctor. While the job is always supervised, physician assistants enjoy a great deal of freedom and responsibility.

The tasks of a PA vary depending on where you work, and in what type of facility. You might take patients medical histories, prescribe and administer medications (with some restrictions), treat minor wounds, order x-rays and lab tests, and interpret the results of those tests.

In rural and inner-city areas, the scope of a PA s responsibilities are much broader. These areas often have difficulty securing a full-time physician. Many of them rely on physician assistants who work full-time and consult with their supervising physician on the more complex cases. In these settings, the PA is the “face” of medical assistance for most patients, and so the level of responsibility is far greater than a setting in which a doctor is present at all times.

Becoming a Physician Assistant: a PA Student s Story

Watch a video describing how Ben was accepted into a Physician Assistant program.

PA Schooling

A big part of learning how to become a physician assistant has to do with schooling. There are several options, each with different advantages.

Your first step is to obtain a college degree. This is a requirement for most physician assistant programs. The most logical degree is a two year Associate s degree in a related medical field, one which allows you to begin studying subjects such as biology and anatomy.

There are both two-year and four-year physician assistant programs. In addition, many PA s go on to pursue a Master s degree in the field. It is recommended that you obtain the highest level of education possible. When learning how to become a physician assistant, you ll quickly see that education translates into job opportunities and earning potential. If two certified PA s apply for the same job, it s likely that the individual with more education will be selected. In addition, having more education opens the door for higher-paying jobs upon graduation, instead of working your way up.

In short, it s possible to obtain certification and work as a PA with an Associate s degree. However, experts recommend higher education, since it means more expertise, more job opportunities, and higher earning potential.

When learning how to become a physician assistant, the exact courses you ll be required to take will vary depending on your school. However, there are a few common courses which are almost universally required:

  • Physical Diagnosis
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Medical Ethics
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Pharmacology

These courses will give you a solid foundation of knowledge regarding the medical field. In addition to general requirements, you ll have the opportunity to choose a specialty. This is not required, and many physician assistants spend their entire careers in general practice.

However, if a certain field of medicine interests you, you re free to choose that field as your focus. If you don t have a specialty in mind but would like to focus your career, don’t worry in learning how to become a physician assistant, you ll be presented with many different specialties from which to choose. Some possibilities include:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Prenatal Care
  • Geriatrics
  • Family Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

One of the best things about learning how to become a physician assistant is the realization that this career doesn t limit you to just one specialty. Unlike doctors, PA s have the freedom to move between several areas of medicine. Many PA s report that this freedom is one of the most enjoyable parts of their career.

Prospective students who are considering how to become a physician assistant are often unsure about school. With so many programs being offered, how can you choose the best one? The most important choice you can make in determining how to become a physician assistant is choosing an accredited school. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, or ARC-PA, is the board responsible for granting accreditation. A list of fully accredited schools is available on their website. Attending an accredited school is absolutely essential, since a degree from a school which is not accredited does not meet certification requirements.

Certification

Once you graduate from an accredited school, your next step is to take the national certification exam. This examination is known as the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam, or PANCE. Your school will either arrange testing or connect you with the nearest testing facility. A physician assistant can t work without passing the PANCE.

Opportunities

In learning how to become a physician assistant, you ll be pleased to discover that the future is bright for this career. Physician assistants are expected to see job opportunities growing in the coming years. In addition, the entire healthcare industry is expanding due to our aging population. This is one of the reasons why healthcare is considered to be one of the very few “recession proof” industries, meaning that even during tough economic times, layoffs are unlikely.

As you learn how to become a physician assistant, you ll quickly see that this is a highly desirable career choice. You ll enjoy freedom in your work, lots of responsibility and reward, and an unusually high starting wage.

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