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Disaster Response A Continual Learning Process, Says Dr. James Augustine

October 11th, 2017
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Dr. James Augustine is a national expert on disaster preparedness. He has written disaster plans for multiple regions and cities, has served on fire departments and EMS teams from Washington D.C., to Atlanta, to Dayton, and has assisted the state of Ohio in drafting its own disaster plan. He serves on the Board of Directors for […]

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Building a World-Class Acute Care Group Means Developing and Attracting World-Class APPs

September 28th, 2017
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As an emergency medicine PA, I have spent the majority of my career providing compassionate, attentive, quality care. As a medical administrator, I had the opportunity to manage clinicians and build creative educational and professional programs. As a former president of SEMPA, I had the opportunity to see how emergency medicine companies around the country […]

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Mario Riportella’s Path from Navy SEAL to US Acute Care Solutions PA

August 10th, 2017
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When Mario Riportella went looking for a new PA job, he was interested in getting a little more autonomy. And who can blame him? In 2005, Riportella, a Navy SEAL at the time, was in charge of triaging nearly 200 military personnel in the midst of Operation Red Wings, a search and rescue operation later […]

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The Motherhood Advantage In Leadership

July 25th, 2017
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Editor’s note: the following is an excerpt adapted from a forthcoming book to be published by the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians. The book will feature a collection of personal stories from and about women in emergency medicine, including Dr. Lawrence. As a working mother and an Air Force hospital commander, I often relied […]

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As Go Your Relationships, So Goes Your Resiliency

July 11th, 2017
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We hear a lot about how your work can affect your personal relationships, usually for the worse. In fact, I wrote about how cynicism at work can negatively affect your relationships at home in a recent column. This is a well-worn topic in emergency medicine, and there are a lot of strategies to deal with it. Go […]

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Posted in For Residents, Life in the ER