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Is Suicide Inevitable?

At The Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, the answer is a resounding NO. In 2001, Henry Ford Behavioral Health pioneered a concept known as “zero suicides” with a goal to develop the ability to assess and modify suicide risk for patients with depression. After implementing this program, for 18 months in 2009 and

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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Answering the Unintended Consequence of COVID-19 Lockdown

As I listen to my patient’s heart sounds, I glance down at his hands. I see the tell-tale tremor as they are resting in his lap. There are other troubling signs surfacing as I continue my exam that point to alcohol withdrawal. Fortunately, this patient is here at the outpatient recovery clinic to start a

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Common Sense Nutrition toward fighting an epidemic…Amidst a global pandemic

A CNN article published early in the New Year confirms the fear that many of us have had for months.  Those of us tasked with keeping our young patients healthy from COVID are struggling to keep them healthy in general.  As noted by Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez in the attached article, “The pandemic created the perfect

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Keeping You Safe at GAPA’s 2021 Summer Beach Conference

Are you wondering if it’s safe to attend GAPA’s in-person event in 2021?  That’s a great question. Over the 2020 Labor Day Holiday, our veteran event team successfully navigated unchartered territories and hosted GAPA’s annual conference not only in-person but also via live stream and on-demand. We educated hundreds of clinicians safely by social distancing, requiring face masks,

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GAPA Member Spotlight Submission

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Board Review Course

Board Review Course  Oct 1 – 4 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center for 38 Cat 1 AAPA hours. GAPA members get a discount for the live or online versions. Click here for more info »

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A message from GAPA: Loan Repayment

The Georgia Board for Physician Workforce is implementing a new program for Loan Repayment to PAs and NPs that practice in Rural Areas. Each year, there will be 20 applicants awarded $10,000 for loan repayment. It is possible to get $10,000 a year for 4 years. You will need to apply each year to be

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Georgia Physician Assistant Studies Program Receives Approval

(SUWANEE, GA – September 28, 2015) Today, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has approved Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) as a site for a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Twenty students will be admitted to the two year program which will begin in June

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Letter from GAPA’s President – Dan Vacala – April 2015

Dear Georgia PAs, In spite of recent “failures” in legislative issues, I am greatly encouraged by the input and strength of PAs across the state of Georgia. I’m sure most of you know that bills put forth during this last legislative session did not make it to law in regards to schedule II prescription privileges

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Happy Georgia PA Day!

Georgia Physician Assistant Day is March 4th What is Georgia PA Day? Georgia PA Day will be held on March 4th, 2015 in order to celebrate and increase awareness of the PA profession in our state. Georgia PA Day also serves as an opportunity for PAs to reach out to the community about health and

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