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July 19, 2021

In our latest Profile of Courage, a young North Carolina physician assistant (PA) finds himself monitoring juvenile COVID-19 patients quarantined at border patrol and embracing the challenge to serve kids in need. For Todd Harris, completing his MPAS in 2020 and then starting as a physician assistant at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, N.C. plants a long-awaited milestone on his journey toward a fulfilling career in health care.

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July 1, 2021

For Peter Hairston, military service stands as a family tradition he hoped to continue. His father served as did previous generations before him. For Hairston the timing and prospects didn’t align until 2012 when a respected colleague, Dr. Henry Heard, presented a new pathway to uniform. “I got a wild hare and joined the military,” Hairston declares.

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June 16, 2021

The Floyd Medical Center COVID-19 vaccination clinic is making great strides toward increased vaccine awareness thanks in no small part to Dr. Anne Cowan who runs the initiative with the efficiency and empathy needed to inform her community. Read more about her motivation in our Profile of Courage story.

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May 14, 2021

In a recent webinar hosted by EDPMA, Dr. Yogin Patel shared his observations regarding evaluating the consumer mindset as it influences the healthcare marketplace. In that context, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed forth various changes that may have longer-term implications. Dr. Patel finds the opportunities opening up to be an inspiration for growth.

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April 26, 2021

As the calendar flips to the final weeks of her pregnancy, Dr. Jamila Goldsmith, Associate Medical Director of the emergency department at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins, Georgia, spends time reflecting on the dramatic changes from the recent past. “We’re excited! It’s my first baby,” she effuses.

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April 20, 2021

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the largest physician value-based care payment program, is aimed at continuous improvement in quality and healthcare costs. Not the first of its kind, MIPS or similar quality and cost related programs are here to stay. Physicians and APCs must understand the 2021 performance year thresholds, how to improve scores and what is on the horizon from CMS for continued success.

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March 15, 2021

In the ten years following residency, I’ve learned more than all of those hours I spent in school, but in a different way. One day, you too will look back and have plenty of advice for those entering the field for the very first time. Here are the top ten things I’ve learned since residency.

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