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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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The Role of Advanced Practitioners in Healthcare (and Why You Should Consider Joining the Field)

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The healthcare landscape is still trying to find stable ground after dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the Association of American Colleges estimates there will be approximately 124,000 fewer physicians in the healthcare industry by 2034, widening a gap that can’t afford to get any bigger. With so many hospitals and healthcare offices needing… Read More

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7 Insider Tips for Shadowing a Nurse and Making an Excellent First Impression

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Shadowing a nurse is one of the best ways to gain insight into the career. While observing their time with patients and elsewhere, you’ll learn what it’s like to work in different specialties and environments as well as day-to-day responsibilities as a nurse practitioner. Getting hands on experience is invaluable and can help you advance… Read More

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Roles in Healthcare: Physician Assistant vs. Nurse Practitioner

Physician Assistant vs. Nurse Practitioner

When you visit the doctor’s office, you may be seen by a physician assistant or nurse practitioner instead of a physician. Both provide many of the same services as a physician and are essential for delivering quality healthcare to patients. While physician assistants and nurse practitioners share some similarities, there are also several key differences… Read More

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What the Shortage of Healthcare Workers Means for Your Career

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Healthcare workers are the backbone of any healthcare system. A diminishing workforce, however, has experts believing there will be a shortage of more than three million healthcare workers by 2026. While the demand creates some obstacles, it also presents new opportunities for current and emerging healthcare workers in today’s workforce. What exactly is causing the shortage… Read More

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4 Tips for How to Choose a Medical Specialty that is Right for You

How to Choose a Medical Specialty

At some point during your journey as a health practitioner, you’ll face the choice between general medicine or going down a different route into a specialty field. While your options are vast, the choice isn’t always simple. The specialty you choose has a profound impact on your future career and daily responsibilities. If you find… Read More

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