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Dr. Paul Feuerstadt MD, FACG, AGAF | PACT Gastroenterology | Channel 8 News on C. Diff Infection

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Our very own Dr. Paul Feuerstadt MD, FACG, AGAF, Gastroenterologist of PACT Gastroenterology Center was recently interviewed on Channel 8 to address C. Diff. A bacteria that is affecting half a million Americans. Dr. Feuerstadt addresses the commonality of the disease and the causes and preventions in the following segment. C. diff (Clostridioides difficile) is… Read More

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The Demand for Nurses is Higher Than Ever

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Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system—all you have to do is look at the numbers to see their tremendous impact. Top nursing jobs are in high demand. There are more nurses than any other type of healthcare professional, including physicians. There are almost 4.2 million registered nurses in the United States, more than… Read More

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Reasons to Become a Gastroenterologist in CT

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One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a medical professional is deciding which specialty to pursue. While there are pros and cons in every field, considering medical specialties that are in high demand may help you narrow down your choice. For example, a medical niche like gastroenterology is one of the fastest-growing, in-demand specialties… Read More

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3 Healthcare Job Trends to Look Out for in 2023

Healthcare Job Trends

One of the top news stories as of late has been “the Great Resignation,” a term coined to describe record numbers of employees willingly leaving their jobs in the masses. Few industries were hit as hard as healthcare, which has lost as many as 551,000 employees per month in 2022. While employees have their own personal reasons for… Read More

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Roles in Healthcare: Rheumatologist vs Endocrinologist

Rheumatologist vs Endocrinologist

If you are in the healthcare field, you may be considering which specialty you want to pursue. Two specialties you may want to consider are rheumatology and endocrinology. Although there is some overlap between the two, their primary focuses differ considerably. Here’s what you should know about the difference between a rheumatologist vs endocrinologist, as… Read More

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PACT CEO, Dr. David Simon, M.D. in the News on How the Primary Care Provider Shortage is Affecting Connecticut

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Physicians Alliance of CT CEO | Dr. David Simon, M.D. | Primary Care Shortage in Connecticut Many states across the U.S., including Connecticut, are feeling a shortage of primary care providers (PCPs). The CEO of PACT, Dr. David Simon, recently discussed the implications of a dwindling healthcare workforce with Eyewitness News 3. According to the… Read More

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6 Tips for Developing Good Bedside Manner

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Medicine is changing quickly, but one thing has always been true: when doctors deliver compassionate, patient-focused care with excellent bedside manner, patients have better outcomes. While medicine is evidence-based, complete patient care also involves skills that encourage trust, compliance, and a positive view of health in patients. There is no universal method of teaching bedside… Read More

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Dr. Wu Rivas of PACT Primary Care- Orange Receives the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award

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Dr. Lena Wu Rivas, M.D., FACP Internal Medicine, of PACT Primary Care- Orange, was recently awarded the highly coveted Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award for her commitment to furthering healthcare education. This award celebrates clinical faculty at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. The Frank H. Netter MD School of… Read More

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5 In-Demand Healthcare Jobs in Connecticut Moving into 2023

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A mass exodus of healthcare workers moving into the next decade has experts projecting a shortage of over three million employees by 2026. And while the data has some healthcare systems concerned over a diminishing workforce, it also presents new opportunities for those currently in training or considering a profession in healthcare as their future career. If you’re… Read More

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5 Physician Assistant Interview Questions to Be Prepared For

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As a healthcare professional, you know how essential physician assistants (PAs) are in American healthcare. Since first emerging in the 1960s, physician assistants have continued to fill a need, addressing doctor shortages. In practices where shortages aren’t an issue, physician assistants help reduce the load so doctors can see more patients — and demand for… Read More

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