The news media is very interested in the dynamic growth of the PA profession. Increasing demand and a new awareness of their solid education, rigorous certification and strong capabilities have piqued the interest of healthcare journalists.

To the right are articles that have been published, written about, or authored by, certified PAs. Check back here regularly for updates.

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Supporting ImageNCCPA President and CEO Dawn Morton-Rias shares “Ways to Best Use Certified PAs in Practice"Physicians PracticeWays to Best Use a PA at Your Practice
Supporting ImageDawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C makes The Case for Physician AssistantsPhysician Leadership Journal The Case for Physician Assistants
Supporting ImageDawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C and Ken Ferrell (PA from first Duke University graduating class) share thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of the PA professionNPR Radio (Start at 20-minute mark): 50th Anniversary of the PA profession
Supporting ImageFormer NCCPA Board Chair Viki Kaprielian, M.D. and NCCPA Board Member Joel Kase, D.O., offer their colleagues reasons to invite Certified PAs into their practiceAAFP’s Family Practice ManagementInvite PAs into your practice
Supporting ImageNCCPA just release its updated Statistical Report of Certified PAs by StateNCCPAStatistical Report of Certified PAs by State
Supporting ImageCertified PA Kendra Thomsen explains how PAs Alter the Course of Chronic Kidney DiseasePhysicians PracticePAs Alter the Course of Chronic Kidney Disease
Supporting ImageNCCPA President and CEO Dawn Morton-Rias discusses the importance of lifelong learning, a cornerstone of the PA professionHealth System ManagementLessons in Lifelong Learning
Supporting ImageNCCPA President and CEO Dawn Morton-Rias shares “Ways to Best Use Certified PAs in Practice” Physicians Practice Supporting ImageDawn Morton-Rias is quoted about the flexibility of certified PAs to work where they are needed in ACP Hospitalist: Getting the Most from Advanced Practice ProvidersACP HospitalGetting the Most from Advanced Practice Providers
Supporting ImageBecker’s Hospital Review: PAs in hospital medicine impact lives, remain in high demand Becker’s Hospital ReviewPAs in hospital medicine impact lives, remain in high demand
Supporting ImagePhysician Practice Blog: PAs in Dermatology Increase Patient CarePhysicians PracticePAs in Dermatology Increase Patient Care
Supporting ImageA blog by Michelle Gordon-Canning, PA-C on "How to Help Cardiovascular Patients Change Their LIfestyle"Physicians PracticeHow to Help Cardiovascular Patients Change Their LIfestyle
Supporting ImageForbes published an article based on the press release and state reportForbesPhysician Assistant Pay Reaches $100,000 Annually
Supporting ImageProperty/Casualty 360Alicia Kelch, PA-C, writes about how Certified PAs Detect What’s Real in Worker’s Comp Claims, which is of great interest to insurance companiesCertified PAs Detect What's Real in Worker's Comp Claims
Supporting ImageManaged Healthcare ExecutiveDr. Dawn Morton-Rias describes 10 ways certified PAs improve quality and reduce costs.10 ways Certified PAs Improve Quality and Reduce Costs
Supporting ImageModern HealthcareDr. Dawn Morton-Rias explains care teams can boost access & patient education.Modern Healthcare
Supporting ImageManaged Care OutlookJames Cannon, PA-C, and former NCCPA Board Chair, discusses why certified PAs are a big part of the day-to-day delivery of healthcare.As HealthCare Continues to Evolve So Does the Role of the PA
Supporting ImageForbesForbes reports on the increasing demand for PAs.Physician Assistants Grow, Expand Value-Based Care Role
Supporting ImageBecker's Spine ReviewRead an article about efficiency and quality by certified PA Mark Wright.How certified physician assistants balance efficiency and quality in orthopedic practice
Supporting ImageEmergency Physicians MonthlyCertified PA Fred Wu works in emergency medicine and explains the myths vs. facts.Myth vs. Fact: The Truth Behind Common PA Misconceptions
Supporting ImageHealth AffairsDawn Morton Rias, Ed.D, PA-C, and NCCPA President and CEO explains to policy makers.How PAs Factor into Improved CMS Patient Satisfaction Scores
Supporting ImageMedscapeLearn how PAs improve patient outcomes at a major medical system by Ron Byerly, PA-C Physician Assistants Filling Gaps at Geisinger Health System
Supporting ImageGainesville TimesA patient talks about the great care received from certified PA Coe McGrath.PAs Becoming More Prevalent
Supporting ImageClinical Psychiatry NewsDr. Michael Musgrove writes that PAs and team care can work in psychiatry too.Clinical Psychiatry News article
Supporting ImageCardiology TodayDr. Joseph Dearani writes about the expanding role of certified PAs in cardiac specialties. Cardiology Today article
Supporting ImageFlorida Medical MagazineDr. Gary Winchester provides critical yet simple steps to meet existing challenges.How to Effectively Integrate PAs into Your Practice
Supporting ImageBlog on Kevin MDDr. Francisco Prieto explains why PAs are critical as health systems evolve.Blog on Kevin MD
Supporting ImageMedical Economics articleHow PAs enable improved workflow, patient careMedical Economics_Dr. Bat.pdf


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