Sponsor an Institute of Medicine study on PA utilization and Effectiveness
  • Petitioned The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

This petition was delivered to:

Secretary, Health and Human Services
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
Director, Division of Health Care Access and Coverage
Elizabeth "Beth" Hadley

Sponsor an Institute of Medicine study on PA utilization and Effectiveness

    1. Dr. Francis Crosby, PA-C, MPAS, DrHSc
    2. Petition by

      Dr. Francis Crosby, PA-C, MPAS, DrHSc

      colorado springs, CO

As millions of new patients enter the American medical system a shortage of quality primary care providers looms. Physician Assistants/Associates (PAs) are well educated, well trained and highly capable primary and specialty care providers. Neither major medical organizations nor the lay population fully comprehend the potential impact of this profession on the future of American Healthcare. Despite over a half century of providing quality medical care, it is rare for these professionals to be allowed to practice as the full scope of their training and licensure.

To:
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, Health and Human Services
Elizabeth "Beth" Hadley, Director, Division of Health Care Access and Coverage
Sponsor an Institute of Medicine study on PA utilization and Effectiveness

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • jim callis BEAVER DAM, AZ
      • about 1 month ago

      I am a PA-c. I have been working in this field for 10 years. I do not understand why undertrained NPs are alllowed to work with physician oversight and PAs must. I think it undervalues PAs.

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    • Joseph Felder MERIDIAN, ID
      • about 1 year ago

      This is my profession.

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    • Catherine Hoelzer DORO, SOUTH SUDAN
      • about 1 year ago

      PAs are still not understood and patients are not sure of all of our medical capabilities. I want the US and other countries to understand our place in medical teams.

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      • about 1 year ago

      PA's and NP's are essential to the future of healthcare in the US.

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    • Cynthia Schulzetenberg GERMANTOWN, WI
      • about 1 year ago

      I want to continue to be able to practice to the full extent of my license. It is important that PA's remain part of the health care solution-if we don't we will be left behind.

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