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  WebMD Physician Directory – Find a Doctor in Your Area
The WebMD 'Physician Directory' is provided by WebMD for use by the general public as a quick reference of information about physicians.
The Physician Directory is not intended as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any physician contained therein.
The use of WebMD Physician Directory by any entity or individual to verify the credentials of physicians is prohibited.
doctor.webmd.com /physician_finder/home.aspx?sponsor=core   (347 words)

  
  Physician assistants
Physician assistants (PAs) practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons.
The duties of physician assistants are determined by the supervising physician and by State law.
Physicians and institutions are expected to employ more PAs to provide primary care and to assist with medical and surgical procedures because PAs are cost-effective and productive members of the health care team.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos081.htm   (1491 words)

  
  Physician
For example, a physician performs euthanasia when he or she deliberately injects a lethal amount of potassium chloride into a patient for the express purpose of terminating the patient's life.
The physician's intent is to help the terminally ill patient avoid the suffering that often accompanies the process of dying.
However, in voluntary euthanasia, the physician alone is the cause of the patient's death, whereas in PAS, the patient and the physician work together to bring about death, with the patient taking the final action to end life.
www.chninternational.com /physician.htm   (3799 words)

  
  Physician - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word physician should not be confused with physicist, which means a scientist in the area of physics.
Because of the extensive training requirements, physicians are traditionally considered to be members of a learned profession.
Use of the DEA number enables dispensing pharmacists or the DEA to ensure that a physician is not dispensing potentially addictive or harmful drugs, such as opiates or stimulants, in contravention to accepted standards of care.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Physician   (623 words)

  
 Oregon Medical Association - Physician Assistants   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A physician assistant, or PA, is a graduate of an accredited PA program who is authorized by the state or credentialed by the federal government to practice medicine as delegated by and with the supervision of a physician.
Physician Assistants are educated in the medical model at nationally accredited programs located at medical colleges and universities, teaching hospitals and through the armed forces.
The PA is a representative of the physician, treating the patient in a style and manner developed and directed by the supervising physician.
www.theoma.org /Page.asp?NavID=253   (625 words)

  
 Physicians and surgeons
Physicians work in one or more of several specialties, including, but not limited to, anesthesiology, family and general medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and surgery.
Formal education and training requirements for physicians are among the most demanding of any occupation—4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years of internship and residency, depending on the specialty selected.
Employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow faster than average for all occupations through the year 2014 due to continued expansion of health care industries.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos074.htm   (2760 words)

  
 NJDHSS - J-1 visa waivers
Physicians in general pediatrics and internal medicine are also eligible, however, the need in the area for the services of the specific specialty must be well documented.
Physicians with subspecialties or fellowship experience are not considered to be primary care physicians for the purpose of this program, and are generally not eligible for participation.
The physician must provide an affidavit in which he or she avers that their medical license has never been suspended or revoked and that they are not subject to any criminal investigation or proceedings by any medical licensing authority.
www.state.nj.us /health/fhs/j1/physician.shtml   (784 words)

  
 SOM - #312 - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Physician Assistants do not always work directly with the supervising physician, but they can do only what is permitted by the physician and the laws of the state in which they practice.
Physician Assistants may have special training in a particular medical specialty and be known as orthopedic physician assistant, surgeon's assistant, urologic physician's assistant, gynecologist's assistant, community health medic, and child health associate.
Physician Assistants usually work in physicians' offices, clinics, or hospitals under the supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy who is responsible for their performance.
www.michigan.gov /som/0,1607,7-192-29940_23422-64289--,00.html   (1889 words)

  
 Physician Assistant
Physicians also are required to do an internship, and the majority also complete a residency in a specialty; P.A.'s do not have to undertake an internship or residency.
Referral to the physician, or close consultation between the patient, P.A., and physician, is done in unusual or hard to manage cases.
Physician assistants are taught to know their limits and refer to or consult with physicians appropriately.
www.colby.edu /health.serv/pa.html   (1153 words)

  
 General Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The physician assistant is a representative of the physician, treating the patient in the style and manner developed and directed by the supervising physician.
The physician is ultimately responsible for coordinating and managing the care of patients and, with the appropriate input of the Physician Assistant, ensuring the quality of health care provided to patients.
The role of the Physician Assistant(s) in the delivery of care should be defined through mutually agreed upon guidelines that are developed by the physician and the Physician Assistant and based on the physician's delegatory style.
www.aapa.org /geninfo1.html   (1845 words)

  
 Medicine & Law   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If physicians are not careful in their approaches to marketing and advertising, they may find themselves in violation of a myriad of federal and state laws and regulations which carry heavy civil and criminal sanctions, as well as licensure discipline.
Physicians of the same specialty must be cognizant at all times of the need not to reach agreements that limit each other's individual economic actions, but they can take advantage of the opportunity to coordinate a response to individual actions that is consistent with good professional practice.
Physicians in Pennsylvania now have the means to access documentation or recordings of their peer review proceedings, which should make it easier to substantiate allegations of bad faith and improper motive of the peer review committee members and to overcome the presumption of immunity.
www.physiciansnews.com /law/dvindex.html   (7049 words)

  
 Physician Assistant
According to the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the mean annual income for physician assistants working full-time in Florida was $84,710 in 2005.
Physician assistants (PAs) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision.
The role of the physician assistant requires intelligence, good judgment, intellectual honesty, the ability to relate effectively with people, and the capacity to react in a calm manner in emergency situations.
www.flahec.org /hlthcareers/PA.HTM   (647 words)

  
 Physician Designation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
(1) The "primary treating physician" is the physician who is primarily responsible for managing the care of an injured employee and who has examined the employee at least once for the purpose of rendering or prescribing treatment and has monitored the effect of the treatment thereafter.
The primary treating physician is the physician selected by the employer or the employee pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with section 4600) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 4 of the Labor Code, or under the contract or procedures applicable to a Health Care Organization certified under section 4600.5 of the Labor Code.
Where the primary treating physician discharges the employee from further treatment and there is a dispute concerning the need for continuing treatment, no other primary treating physician shall be identified unless and until the dispute is resolved.
www.hbpoa.org /physician_designation.htm   (1364 words)

  
 Physician Policy
The physician standby procedure code, 99360, is to be billed in 30 minute increments (30 minutes = 1 unit) and must reflect the total duration of time the physician is in attendance, up to a maximum of 6 units (3 hours).
Physicians should bill lab tests individually when the combined rate for individual tests is less than the rate for billing an equivalent panel: however, if the rate for a panel is less than the rate for the individual tests billed separately, then a panel should be billed.
Physician Assistants (PA) may be enrolled as performing providers of medical treatment with Licensed Physician supervision and in accordance with all guidelines of the Medical Assistance Program.
www.dhs.state.ri.us /dhs/heacre/provsvcs/manuals/physicians/phypolicy.htm   (3627 words)

  
 Minnesota BMP : Physician Assistant Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Physician Assistants were initially registered in Minnesota in 1987 and governed by rules promulgated by the Minnesota Department of Health.
The law also shifted more responsibility to the physicians and the physician assistants by eliminating the supervisory agreement protocol and instituting a system whereby a practice setting description is filed with the Board annually along with the evidence of annual review of physician-physician assistant agreement.
To establish eligibility to prescribe, a physician assistant must be: 1) currently registered with the Board; 2) currently certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants; and 3) have a physician-physician assistant agreement with prescribing privileges delegated by the supervising physician in the physician-physician assistant agreement.
www.state.mn.us /portal/mn/jsp/content.do?subchannel=-536882715&programid=536899136&id=-536882626&agency=BMP&sp2=y   (887 words)

  
 Physician Finder | Our Services | Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
Physician Finder is a tool for locating a new physician for your child, or to find out more about a specific physician.
Most of our hospital-based physicians also hold faculty positions at the University of Washington School of Medicine and are nationally and internationally recognized for their patient care.
All physicians, including pediatricians, family practice and specialists, listed in the Physician Finder are members of the Children's Hospital Medical Staff.
www.seattlechildrens.org /our_services/find_physician   (386 words)

  
 Physician Advisory Board
Physicians may propose a discussion topic for consideration by the Physician Advisory Board.
Aetna established the Physician Advisory Board to allow physicians to provide guidance on health care issues of national scope.
Aetna had sole responsibility for choosing two of the nine members, the representatives of nearly one million physicians chose an additional three members and both Aetna and these representatives jointly selected the remaining three members.
www.aetna.com /provider/physician_advisory.htm   (228 words)

  
 Physician Search, Recruiting, and Employment: Doctor Staffing through AMN Healthcare
Due to an ongoing physician shortage in the United States, many medical facilities are experiencing great difficulties in finding qualified doctors to fill staff openings.
AMN Healthcare's physician recruitment divisions provide the means for supplementing medical staff shortfalls, through our diversification and expansion of our network of the largest and most effective physician staffing companies in the nation.
Temporary physician coverage allows medical facilities to maintain quality of care and vital revenue despite short-term vacancies due to vacation, illness or unexpected events.
www.amnhealthcare.com /Physicianstaffing.aspx   (494 words)

  
 Carroll, James (physician) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Carroll, James (physician)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
English-born US physician who with US bacteriologist Walter Reed established that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes.
Carroll and Reed were members of the Yellow Fever Commission established 1900 by the US government to investigate the causes of this disease, as thousands of US troops were dying of yellow fever in Cuba while fighting the Spanish.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Carroll,+James+(physician)   (245 words)

  
 Physician - Medical Encyclopedia
The term "physician" is traditional and still commonly used in the United States, but in the United Kingdom and Australia the term is not used - instead they are called a "doctor" (a term also used in the US).
In most jurisdictions nowadays, physicians need government permission to practise their profession.
This is known as licensing in the United States, as colegiation in Spain, as men'kyo in Japan and as registration in Australia.
www.nursingstudy.com /encyclopedia/Physician.html   (128 words)

  
 MHCP Provider Manual - Ch. 6: Physician   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Physician: A person who is licensed to provide health services within the scope of his/her profession under MS For purposes of this section, a physician means a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy.
Physicians must receive an individual MHCP provider ID number even if they are a member of a group, clinic, employed by an outpatient hospital, or other organized health care delivery system that employs physicians.
Physician Assistant: A person registered pursuant to MS 147A who is qualified by academic or practical training or both to provide patient services as specified in MS 147A under the supervision of a supervising physician.
www.dhs.state.mn.us /main/groups/business_partners/documents/pub/dhs_id_008926.hcsp   (7916 words)

  
 Physician Assistants
The duties of physician assistants are determined by the supervising physician and by State law.
Employment opportunities are expected to be good for physician assistants, particularly in areas or settings that have difficulty attracting physicians, such as rural and inner city clinics.
Physicians and institutions are expected to employ more PAs to provide primary care and to assist with medical and surgical procedures because PAs are cost-effective and productive members of the healthcare team.
www.umsl.edu /services/govdocs/ooh20022003/ocos081.htm   (1457 words)

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