Stories and Health Tips
How Three Board Certified PAs are Working to Bring More Racial and Ethnic Diversity to the PA Profession
According to the NCCPA’s 2022 Statistical Profile of Board Certified PAs, Black/African-American PAs make up just over three percent of all PAs. February is Black History Month, and NCCPA is turning the spotlight on three PA-Cs who are working to diversify the profession.
With climate change, global travel and increasing populations in urban areas, tropical diseases are becoming more prevalent – often appearing in some primary care and emergency department settings. That’s why Gordon Eggers, PA-C, MPH, DTM, a seasoned veteran of tropical medicine, urges PAs to expand their horizons and sharpen their differential diagnostic skillset.
Jessica Spissinger, LICSW, PA-C, CAQ-Psychiatry, shares helpful information on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD, or sometimes referred to as the “winter blues”), including symptoms and treatment options.
During National Native American Heritage Month, we pay tribute to the contributions of Native American PAs who are instrumental in bridging gaps in health care and ensuring equitable access to medical services.
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the contributions of Latino/Latina physician associates/assistants (PAs).
National PA Week (October 6 – October 12) is a time dedicated to recognizing the contributions that PAs make in health care every day.
Gynecologic cancers, such as ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers, can often start quietly and may not have noticeable symptoms in their early stages. Karen Finklea, DMSc, PA-C, explains the importance of regular screening.