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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • Leading the Way | Peter Gunn, PA-C

    NCAPA is a leader. But we couldn’t do it without the PAs among us dedicated to leading the way. Peter Gunn, PA-C, was born and raised in Sheffield, Massachusetts. At the time, Sheffield was a very small town in western MA with no stop lights and only one small community store and one gas station. […]

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  • NC PAs Can Order Home Health

    PAs were granted authority to sign Home Health orders per federal law in the recent CARES Act, as long as the state allows PAs to provide such services. Section 3708 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Pub. L. No. 116-136) amended sections 1814(a) and 1835(a) of the Social Security Act to […]

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  • COVID-19 Recovery Act Becomes Law

    Over 350 NCAPA members took action, sending over 600 emails to NC legislators to support important provisions in the COVID-19 Recovery Act. On May 2nd, the COVID-19 Recovery Act bill was signed into law. This legislation included policies and funding around health care, education, government, and the economy. Among the numerous healthcare policies, the following […]

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  • PAs Responding to COVID-19 in Rural NC

    by Josh Newton, PA-C Medical Director, Mountain Community Health Partnership Spruce Pine, NC Wake Forest PA Program Class of 2011 Many may think that rural family medicine consists of deep community ties, caring for every generation of a family, and working 8-9 hour days, versus 12-16 hour days, tireless conference calls, and a total overhaul […]

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  • Telehealth and COVID-19

    Cheryl Hall, PA-C, MHS, has been a PA for over 25 years. She has worked in a variety of settings, with her most recent beginning last December in Behavioral Health at Haymount Institute in Fayetteville, NC. Cheryl has shared some of the challenges faced curing COVID-19.   “We began using Telehealth during the second week […]

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  • NC PA Programs Make Donations in Response to COVID-19

    North Carolina PA programs are supporting front line healthcare workers by donating PPE and other supplies to the local health care systems. Here are some of their efforts: Beth Harris, Oak Hill General Manager and Pete Fenn, Campbell PA Program  Campbell University PA program donated PPE to Oak Hill Assisted Living facility in Angier, NC; […]

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  • Leading the Way | Zoe Sherman, PA-C

    Zoe Sherman grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, where she received her bachelors. After college, she became a volunteer EMT, during which time she realized she wanted to do more. Zoe then attended the Duke University Physician Assistant Program, graduating in 2001. While at Duke, Zoe served as the student representative […]

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  • NC DHHS Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee

    by Caroline Griswold, NCAPA Program Cooridnator On Thursday, March 5th, NCAPA staff attended the quarterly NC DHHS Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee meeting at NC State University. The meeting brought together professionals from a variety of areas, including healthcare, criminal justice, and pharmaceuticals, with a goal of informing participants on developments in the […]

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  • Weekly Forums from DHHS on COVID-19

    The NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health (DPH) and NC AHEC are partnering to enhance communication about and preparedness for COVID-19 by holding weekly forums for providers. The forums will be held on Fridays from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. They will begin on Friday, March 13 and will continue […]

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  • 2020 NC PA Program Update | Duke University

    By Brooke Taylor, PA-S, Duke University The Duke PA Program welcomed new faculty in 2019 and continues to do so in 2020. Dr. Maggie Gradison recently retired as the Medical Director, with Dr. Kenyon Railey now filling the role. Alicia Bolden, PA-C, joined the program as Assistant Professor, and Rachel Porter, Ph.D, the previous Educational […]

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