PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Point of Care Network (POCN) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 America's Top Physician Assistant (ATPA) Awards. This award recognizes 10 of the top Physician Assistants (PAs) practicing today. This year's winners are as follows:
- Joshua Leslie - Mental Health
- Leslie Ware - Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
- Lula Mitchell - Family Medicine
- Sarah Scantamburlo - Psychiatry
- Scott Urquhart - Endocrinology
- DJ Ballingham - Emergency/Urgent Care
- Gina Devine - Family Medicine
- Heather Smith - Hematology Oncology
- Ryan Baldeo - Hospice and Palliative Care
- Cynthia Trickett - Dermatology
PAs are on the front lines of providing efficient and comprehensive care across all therapeutic categories. Their significant role is increasingly necessary with aging patient population that continues to grow, and continuing shortages of primary care physicians in rural parts of the country.
According to the American Association of PAs (AAPA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 97,620 PAs practicing and prescribing in the U.S., and the PA workforce is expected to grow 30% by 2024. As the influence and impact of PAs continue to be crucial to the quality of care in the U.S., the time has come to celebrate their contributions.
"There has never been a better time to recognize Advanced Clinicians for their skills, caring, and positive impact on healthcare in the United States," said POCN Advisory Board Member Robert Blumm, MA, PA-C, DFAAPA. "America's Top PAs allows us to do it in a straightforward and rewarding way."
PAs, NPs, Advanced Clinicians, and Certified Nurse Educators were invited to nominate PAs who demonstrate excellence in care quality and delivery, practice and professionalism, and community outreach and involvement. The 10 winners selected were nominated by their peers for exemplifying excellence in everything they do.
To learn more about our award winners, please visit www.americastoppa.com.
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