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Value-Driven Health Care

At Cornerstone Health Care, we believe that putting the patient first is the best way to deliver high quality of care. We do this best when we work as a team, coordinating care across our primary care physicians, specialists and many supporting mid-level health care professionals. We use the latest technology – including electronic medical records – to help identify those patients with chronic illnesses, and to share information among our doctors and supporting health care professionals.

When I was 26, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. I was scared and did not know what to expect. It was a blessing to find Cornerstone and I was thankful to have an MS Specialist so close to home.

Jessica Thomas, High Point, NC

Advocating for you and your health.

Our specially trained Patient Care Advocates are available to help you find a doctor and welcome feedback about your experience with Cornerstone.

Call Now (336) 802-2700

You are a valued patient.

Cornerstone Health Care is pleased to inform you that we are participating with the following health insurance plans.





LifeBank Placental and Cord Blood Banking – FemmPro OB #femmproobgyn, #femmpro, #professionals


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The time of labor and birth of your baby is a wonderful milestone in your family’s life, and a miraculous new beginning. Your baby’s birth is also the perfect time to collect your newborn’s umbilical cord and placenta blood for cryobanking and storage. While many parents are banking their babies’ cord blood, you can actually do more by banking stem cells from two usable sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. This service is called placental and cord blood banking, and it is available only from LifebankUSA which is registered with the FDA.

Why is banking stem cells the right thing to do for your baby?

Banking placental blood in addition to cord blood doubles the number of segments preserved and increases the total number of stem cells available. This is important for two reasons. First, transplanting more stem cells has been shown to increase the probability of transplant success and survival if needed. Second, having multiple segments available may offer the potential to treat additional conditions that may affect your baby and/or other close family members. Whether this child is your first or an addition to your family, you want to do everything you can to provide for your newborn’s well-being now and in the future. Cord blood and placental blood and tissue banking provides you with the ability to collect and preserve potentially lifesaving stem cells and bank even more stem cells. This is accomplished by collecting them from two usable sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. And, doing so could one day save the life of your child or a close family member.

FemmPro OB/GYN believes that banking the most stem cells may ensure the best possible outcome for your child or family member in case there is a need for a future transplant. Your doctor simply takes the blood and tissue in a special LifebankUSA collection kit and is sent to their local processing and storage facility in New Jersey.

With LifebankUSA, you also have the option to donate the umbilical cord and placenta to contribute to lifesaving medical breakthroughs that will help save lives through research and transplantation. LifebankUSA accepts donations from any hospital nationwide. So, please consider donating cord blood and placenta to help save lives, even if you make a personal decision not to pursue private banking.

For more information and enrollment, consult with your FemmPro OB/GYN Professional or visit www.LifebankUSA.com .


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Arizona Physician Assistant Programs

A.T. Still University Arizona School of Health Sciences

Program Director: Albert R. Simon, DHSc, MEd, PA-C, Professor and Chair

Description: The Physician Assistant Program is an entry-level, 26 month course of study that leads to a Master of Science degree upon successful completion. The first 14 months of the program consist of courses that develop a strong academic foundation for clinical practice. During the clinical component of the program, students attend clinical rotations in several disciplines of medicine. The Native American Physician Assistant (NAPA) Track is an initiative designed to increase the number of American Indian/Alaskan Native/ Native Hawaiian physician assistants who plan careers to serve in their home communities.ATSU also offers a distance learning Master’s degree option.

Program Director: Kirsten Bonnin, MMS, PA-C, Program Director

Description: The 27 month professional curriculum leading to the master’s degree is a full-time program that offers students the opportunity to earn a graduate degree and satisfy the eligibility requirements for the PA national certifying examination. The didactic phase of the curriculum is offered at the Glendale (Arizona) Campus associated with the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Pharmacy–Glendale. The second-year clinical program is delivered at affiliated clinical sites and facilities.

Program Director: Richard Dehn, MPA, PA-C

Description: Our Master degree program is a collaboration between Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine, located in sunny, downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The program length is 24 continuous months, and courses will be taught utilizing resources from the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine and The Northern Arizona University College of Health and Human Services. The first year of curriculum will consist of courses taught at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, and the second year of curriculum will include supervised clinical rotations located in diverse geographical areas of Arizona, as well as regularly scheduled multi-day meetings at the Phoenix campus. Enrollment for the class matriculating in 2013 will be 25 and then will increase to a class size of 50 students beginning in 2014.

Additional Useful Information for PA Students

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
www.aapa.org

Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants (ARBoPA)
The Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants (ARBoPA) is the body that licenses and regulates all PAs in the state .


Master of Science: Physician Assistant Program – Southern California University Health Sciences


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Master of Science: Physician Assistant Program

Master of Science: Physician Assistant Program

Become a highly trained clinical provider by enrolling in the Master of Science: Physician Assistant (MSPA) program at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU). This pioneering new program emphasizes a holistic approach, teaching students to use science and evidence-based research to provide patient-centered, integrative health care.

Program Length: 28 months | 161.5 units

MSPA Program Mission

SCU s Master of Science: Physician Assistant program will educate students to become skilled clinical providers for quality integrative healthcare teams. In today s ever-changing healthcare system, our graduates will strive to provide premium healthcare to a diverse population and establish their place as innovative leaders in the delivery of healthcare.

Academic Requirements

Most Physician Assistant programs require a certain number of basic science prerequisites to be admitted. We offer over 15 accelerated science courses that may satisfy prerequisite requirements for any prospective student regardless of institution they choose to attend. These have been accepted as transfer credit by many PA programs for years. Click here to view all academic requirements.

General Goals of the MSPA

  • Ensure a learning community where academic excellence in our program results in caring, competent MSPA practitioners.
  • Educate graduates that will be recognized as unique, highly-trained, evidence-based, patient-focused, and successful integrative healthcare providers.
  • Develop leaders to be thoughtful and compassionate individuals who promote healthy lifestyles and preventative medicine and influence their profession and the communities they serve.
  • Provide a learning environment conducive and supportive of quality instruction, innovation, critical thinking and effective communication that encourages life-long professional development.

MSPA Program Vision

The graduates of SCU’s MSPA program will be recognized as unique, highly-trained, competent, caring, and successful integrative healthcare providers.

MSPA Program Guiding Principles

  • Excellence: We strive to be the best in everything we do.
  • Leadership: We develop leaders to be thoughtful and compassionate individuals who influence their professions and the communities they serve.
  • Integrity: We value treating each other with respect, dignity and integrity and being truthful, fair and accountable at all times.
  • Learning Effectiveness: We value providing a learning environment conducive and supportive of quality instruction, innovation, critical thinking, and effective communication that encourages life-long professional development.
  • Evidence-based/Outcomes-focused: We value a culture of inquiry, assessment, research, and scholarship.
  • Diversity: We embrace a diversity of ideas, beliefs, and cultures by providing a campus that is supportive, safe, and welcoming.

Innovative, Integrative Health Care for a Better World

First-of-Its-Kind Program

SCU is the first university to offer a physician assistant program that fully immerses students in a multidisciplinary setting. MSPA students take core classes with other students pursuing a variety of healthcare careers — including future chiropractors and acupuncturists. This unique inter-professional environment empowers students to excel within integrative healthcare teams.

A Passion for Healing

SCU develops leaders to be thoughtful and compassionate practitioners who are qualified to provide high-quality care to a diverse population. By blending Eastern and Western medicine, the PA program helps students gain the essential skills and knowledge to treat the whole person.

A Fulfilling Career Path

In today’s ever-changing healthcare system, physician assistants are in high demand. With a strong educational foundation, you will be ready to launch a lifelong career with opportunities to practice in a variety of dynamic settings.

Rigorous Coursework, Exceptional Faculty

Academic Excellence

The physician assistant program consists of a 28-month course of study, featuring high-quality instruction and an environment conducive to innovation and critical thinking. At SCU, you will join a community of leaders and healers that are dedicated to advancing the future of health care.

Accreditation

SCU is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), and the new MSPA program has also received WSCUC approval. The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation – Provisional status to the Master in Science: Physician Assistant program sponsored by Southern California University of Health Sciences. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

Learn More About Physician Assistants

Definition of a PA

  • Physician Assistants (PAs) are healthcare providers who are nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine and prescribe medication in every medical and surgical specialty and setting. PAs practice and prescribe in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories with the exception of Puerto Rico. PAs are educated at the graduate level, with most PAs receiving a Master’s degree or higher.

Description of the PA Profession

  • Physician assistants are academically and clinically prepared to practice medicine with the supervision of a doctor of medicine or osteopathy. The physician-PA team relationship is fundamental to the PA profession and enhances the delivery of high-quality health care. Within the physician-PA relationship, PAs make clinical decisions and provide a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and health maintenance services.
  • The clinical role of PAs includes primary and specialty care in medical and surgical practice settings. PA practice is focused on patient care and may include educational, research and administrative activities. The role of the PA demands intelligence, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, appropriate interpersonal skills and the capacity to respond to emergencies in a calm and reasoned manner. Essential attributes of the graduate PA include an attitude of respect for self and others, adherence to the concepts of privilege and confidentiality in communicating with patients and a commitment to the patient’s welfare.
  • PAs are employed in virtually all types of health care settings hospitals, clinics, private physician offices, schools, and other health care facilities. PAs can be found in communities of all sizes and in virtually every medical and surgical specialty. Although the majority of PAs work in primary care medicine family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics many work in specialties such as cardiothoracic surgery and orthopedics. PAs may also work in the areas of medical education, health administration and research. *Portions of the above text are taken from Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education, Fourth Edition, ARC-PA, page 1, 2012.

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Physician Assistant

Interview

  • Read this interview with Atul to see what he likes best about being a physician assistant.
  • What is a typical work week like for a physician assistant? Find out in this interview withEva Montes .
  • In this video interview, you’ll meet Toral Balakrishnan. a physician assistant who works with a cosmetic surgeon.

Related Occupations

  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists, general
  • Orthodontists
  • Optometrists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Podiatrists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Nuclear medicine technologists

Training, Other Qualifications

Requirements for admission to training programs vary; most applicants have a college degree and some health-related work experience. Commonly, nurses, EMTs, lab technicians, and paramedics apply to physician assistant programs. All states require physician assistants to complete an accredited, formal education program and pass a national exam to obtain a license.

Education and Training

Physician assistant educational programs usually take at least 2 years to complete for full-time students. Most programs are at schools of allied health, academic health centers, medical schools, or 4-year colleges; a few are at community colleges, are part of the military, or are at hospitals. Many accredited PA programs have clinical teaching affiliations with medical schools.

In 2008, 142 education programs for physician assistants were accredited or provisionally accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. Eighty percent, or 113, of these programs offered the option of a master’s degree, 21 of them offered a bachelor’s degree, three awarded associate degrees, and five awarded a certificate.

Most applicants to PA educational programs already have a college degree and some health-related work experience; however, admissions requirements vary from program to program. Many PAs have prior experience as registered nurses, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics.

PA education includes classroom and laboratory instruction in subjects like biochemistry, pathology, human anatomy, physiology, clinical pharmacology, clinical medicine, physical diagnosis, and medical ethics. PA programs also include supervised clinical training in several areas, including family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, prenatal care and gynecology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, and pediatrics. Sometimes, PA students serve in one or more of these areas under the supervision of a physician who is seeking to hire a PA. The rotation may lead to permanent employment in one of the areas where the student works.

Other Qualifications

Physician assistants must have a desire to serve patients and be self-motivated. PAs also must have a good bedside manner, emotional stability, and the ability to make decisions in emergencies. Physician assistants should have an enthusiasm for lifelong learning, because their eligibility to practice depends on continuing education.

Nature of the Work

Watch this video to meet Jennifer Fritz, a physician assistant student at Pennsylvania College of Technology, where she learns how to suture wounds, perform CPR, intubate patients, perform physical exams, and prescribe medications.

Watch this video to meet Jennifer Fritz, a physician assistant student at Pennsylvania College of Technology, where she learns how to suture wounds, perform CPR, intubate patients, perform physical exams, and prescribe medications.

Physician assistants (PAs) practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. They should not be confused with medical assistants, who perform routine clinical and clerical tasks. PAs are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive healthcare services, as delegated by a physician. Working as members of a healthcare team, they take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and X-rays, and make diagnoses. They also treat minor injuries by suturing, splinting, and casting. PAs record progress notes, instruct and counsel patients, and order or carry out therapy. Physician assistants also may prescribe certain medications. In some establishments, a PA is responsible for managerial duties, such as ordering medical supplies or equipment and supervising medical technicians and assistants.

Physician assistants work under the supervision of a physician. However, PAs may be the principal care providers in rural or inner-city clinics where a physician is present for only 1 or 2 days each week. In such cases, the PA confers with the supervising physician and other medical professionals as needed and as required by law. PAs also may make house calls or go to hospitals and nursing care facilities to check on patients, after which they report back to the physician.

The duties of physician assistants are determined by the supervising physician and by state law. Aspiring PAs should investigate the laws and regulations in the states in which they wish to practice.

Many PAs work in primary care specialties, such as general internal medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine. Other specialty areas include general and thoracic surgery, emergency medicine, orthopedics, and geriatrics. PAs specializing in surgery provide preoperative and postoperative care and may work as first or second assistants during major surgery.

Work Environment

Although PAs usually work in a comfortable, well-lit environment, those in surgery often stand for long periods. At times, the job requires a considerable amount of walking.

PA’s work schedules may vary according to the practice setting and often depend on the hours of the supervising physician. The workweek of hospital-based PAs may include weekends, nights, or early morning hospital rounds to visit patients. These workers also may be on call. PAs in clinics usually work about a 40-hour week.

On the Job

  • Examine patients to obtain information about their physical condition.
  • Interpret diagnostic test results for deviations from normal.
  • Obtain, compile and record patient medical data, including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination.
  • Make tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Administer or order diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests.
  • Perform therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection management.
  • Instruct and counsel patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
  • Visit and observe patients on hospital rounds or house calls, updating charts, ordering therapy, and reporting back to physician.
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of technicians and technical assistants.
  • Order medical and laboratory supplies and equipment.

Companies That Hire Physician Assistants

Explore what you might do on the job with one of these projects.


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Online Physician Assistant Bachelor s Degree Program Information

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Cardiovascular Technologies
  • Electrocardiograph Tech. – ECG, EKG
  • Electroencephalographic Tech. – EEG, END
  • EMT and Paramedic
  • Genetic Therapy
  • Industrial Radiologic Technology
  • Medical Radiologic Therapist
  • Nuclear Medical Technologist
  • Perfusionist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Radiation Protection Technology
  • Radiological Science and Technologies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy
  • Surgical Technologies
  • Ultrasound and Sonography Technologies

Essential Information

Fully-online bachelor’s degree programs in physician assisting are rare to nonexistent, although some on-campus programs may permit some requirements to be completed online. Bachelor’s programs in the healthcare field are rarely offered entirely online, with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences being one of the few exceptions. Clinical experience is a major component of most bachelor’s programs. Some programs may have specific undergraduate coursework prerequisites.

Fully-online programs in this field of study are more readily available at the master’s degree level. Most accredited physician assistant programs are, in fact, offered at the master’s degree level.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), physician assistants are required to be licensed in all states and must follow a specific course of education. After earning a bachelor’s degree and, typically, some work experience, physician assistants complete an accredited, 2-year educational program that typically leads to a master’s degree.

Physician Assistant Bachelor’s Degree

Physician assistant bachelor’s degree programs provide the scientific and administrative skills required to assist physicians in the clinical setting. Students explore the communication, problem-solving and critical reasoning necessary to address issues affecting patients of all ages. The challenges of working with the sick, as well as current issues affecting the practice of physician assistants are also explored.

Information and Requirements

Most institutions require bachelor’s candidates to complete prerequisite coursework in the life sciences. Some schools may require students to have previous health care experience. Students also participate in internships in a clinical setting to gain practical experience in the field.

Online elective courses require reliable access to a computer with up-to-date software and hardware, as well as an Internet connection. Word processing software, such as Microsoft Word, is typically recommended, but not required.

Common Courses

Bachelor’s students examine current issues that affect the physician assistant. They gain practical knowledge of the scientific and administrative theories that guide the discipline. Core coursework covers topics such as microbiology, biochemistry and life span development; however, bachelor’s degree programs for physician assistants generally only allow for some prerequisite or elective coursework to be completed online.

Anatomy and Physiology

Students explore the organization and basic functionality of the human body through study of the 11 organ systems. The curriculum focus includes overviews of the nervous system, circulatory and respiratory systems, tissue structure, brain functionality and cellular metabolism. A detailed examination of the human life span is also included.

Principles of Chemistry

In this online course, students are provided with a top-line overview of the theoretical and practical principles of inorganic chemistry. The material in this course serves as a foundation for further study in the subject.

Career Information

Graduates of a bachelor’s degree program are qualified to seek a position as a licensed physician assistant under supervision of a physician. The BLS projected job growth of 30%, much faster than the average for all occupations, for physician assistants from 2014-2024. As of May 2015, the BLS reported, the median annual salary of physician assistants was $98,180.

Continuing Education Information

Opportunities for further study exist in fully online and hybrid program formats. Master’s degree programs provide advanced theoretical and clinical instruction, as well as prepare students to sit for the certification exam offered through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and apply for state licensure. Students are required to complete a field experience to satisfy degree requirements. Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses are available in both online and hybrid formats covering topics such as prescribing of controlled substances and pain management.

Bachelor’s degree programs for physician assistants cannot be found entirely online as they typically require extensive in-person training. Students study human anatomy, physiology and the basics of chemistry, preparing them to work as licensed physician assistants.

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Physician / Doctor, Palliative Care Salary

Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Palliative Care

Physicians/doctors in palliative care work primarily at hospitals or run their own practice, and specialize in medical care for people with a serious or chronic illness. Their job is to provide relief from the associated symptoms and alleviate their patients’ physical and emotional pain to improve their quality of life. They also work with their patients’ families to alleviate stress.

Aspiring doctors of palliative care must earn a medical degree, complete residencies in relevant specialties, and develop strong clinical skills in general medicine and their field. These doctors must be licensed in their states of employment and stay up-to-date with new technology and scientific findings in their field by attending relevant conferences and reading medical journals. They may be required to work long hours or on rotating shifts, and strong communication and interpersonal skills are also important in this position. They must also have excellent bedside manner and be willing to listen to patients and their parents or guardians, and flexibility is also important to receive calls from the hospitals on nights or weekends.

Physician / Doctor, Palliative Care Tasks

  • Assist patients, family members and caregiver in end of life decisions.
  • Prescribe medication and treatments.
  • Examine and evaluate patients.
  • Meet with patients or caregivers in homes and medical settings.

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Hospice Physician Jobs in Seattle, WA, Employment #hotel #reservation #online

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Seattle, Washington – Seeking an exemplary Hospice physician. Full-time position. Competitive compensation; comprehensive benefits. Ideal candidate has experience in the hospice setting. Join a well-established and collegial team at Providence Hospice of Seattle, and enjoy outstanding quality of life in the heart of the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle is the Pacific Northwest’s largest urban center (metro population 3.25 million), with world-class arts and entertainment, a robust economy and an outstanding school system. The city hugs magnificent Puget Sound and offers magnificent mountain views to the north, east and south. Seattleites are famously fond of the outdoors, fresh seafood and good coffee.

Providence Hospice of Seattle is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice ministry serving patients in King County, including Vashon Island. We provide comprehensive and compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care to people nearing the end of their lives, including support for their families and friends.

Internal Number: 20160715

About Providence Health & Services

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and provider partners in Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Let us help you find your perfect practice!www.providence.org/providerjobs





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Nurse Practitioner vs. Physician Assistant: Who Has the Better Salary?

So you want to become a nurse practitioner. or a physician assistant. The lines between these two professions are becoming increasingly blurred, however some differences do exist. How do you choose? I will begin to discuss the differences between these two professions in a series of blog posts. Lets start with the $$!

Advance for NP’s and PA’s published an excellent comparison of 2011 NP and PA salaries. The following is a review of their findings. From 2010 to 2011, both nurse practitioner and physician assistant salaries declined but at significantly varying degrees. Nurse practitioner salaries declined by just $187 while physician assistant salaries were reduced by $2,006. Career expert Renee Dahring believes this is because PA’s have been traditionally overrepresented in specialty fields. NP’s are beginning to enter specialty practice in higher numbers. The influx of nurse practitioners into this job market has resulted in depressed salaries for physician assistants.

Nurse Practitioner vs. Physician Assistant Salary Comparison

In 2011, the average full-time salary for nurse practitioners was $90,583 while the average salary for physician assistants was $94,870. The average hourly rate for nurse practitioners was $47.63/ hour versus $50.52/ hour for physician assistants.

Practice Setting Salary Comparison

The most important factor in determining nurse practitioner and physician assistant salaries is practice setting. Practice setting can account for an over $45,000/ year salary differential .

The takeaway? Both the nurse practitioner and physician assistant professions provide excellent salaries. Although physician assistant salaries are currently higher than those of nurse practitioners, physician assistant salaries are decreasing at a faster rate. I predict the salaries will continue to reflect each other more closely. Check out Advance for NP’s and PA’s for further salary comparison charts.


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Value-Driven Health Care

At Cornerstone Health Care, we believe that putting the patient first is the best way to deliver high quality of care. We do this best when we work as a team, coordinating care across our primary care physicians, specialists and many supporting mid-level health care professionals. We use the latest technology – including electronic medical records – to help identify those patients with chronic illnesses, and to share information among our doctors and supporting health care professionals.

When I was 26, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. I was scared and did not know what to expect. It was a blessing to find Cornerstone and I was thankful to have an MS Specialist so close to home.

Jessica Thomas, High Point, NC

Advocating for you and your health.

Our specially trained Patient Care Advocates are available to help you find a doctor and welcome feedback about your experience with Cornerstone.

Call Now (336) 802-2700

You are a valued patient.

Cornerstone Health Care is pleased to inform you that we are participating with the following health insurance plans.





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Physician / Doctor, Palliative Care Salary

Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Palliative Care

Physicians/doctors in palliative care work primarily at hospitals or run their own practice, and specialize in medical care for people with a serious or chronic illness. Their job is to provide relief from the associated symptoms and alleviate their patients’ physical and emotional pain to improve their quality of life. They also work with their patients’ families to alleviate stress.

Aspiring doctors of palliative care must earn a medical degree, complete residencies in relevant specialties, and develop strong clinical skills in general medicine and their field. These doctors must be licensed in their states of employment and stay up-to-date with new technology and scientific findings in their field by attending relevant conferences and reading medical journals. They may be required to work long hours or on rotating shifts, and strong communication and interpersonal skills are also important in this position. They must also have excellent bedside manner and be willing to listen to patients and their parents or guardians, and flexibility is also important to receive calls from the hospitals on nights or weekends.

Physician / Doctor, Palliative Care Tasks

  • Assist patients, family members and caregiver in end of life decisions.
  • Prescribe medication and treatments.
  • Examine and evaluate patients.
  • Meet with patients or caregivers in homes and medical settings.

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AAHPM Physician Compensation Survey Reveals Diversity in Pay, High Job Satisfaction –

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AAHPM Physician Compensation Survey Reveals Diversity in Pay, High Job Satisfaction

Charles V. (Chuck) Wellman, MD FAAHPM, is Chief Medical Director of Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH, and chair of AAHPM’s Leadership and Workforce Strategic Coordinating Committee

It is with great pleasure that we can finally announce the availability of the AAHPM Physician Compensation and Benefits Survey Report . Two years ago a poll of AAHPM’s members indicated a strong interest in such a survey. Earlier surveys, while helpful, suffered from a low rate of participation and from a lack of depth and refinement in the data. Consequently, the Academy’s Board of Directors charged the Business Practice Task Force to select a vendor who could help to design and implement such a survey. As a co-chair of the Task Force at the time and as current chair of our Leadership and Workforce Strategic Coordinating Committee, I can attest to the many hours that Task Force members spent on this process and the challenges we faced in dealing with the complexity and variability in our field.

The complexity is and will continue to be a challenge. HPM practitioners come from many different backgrounds. We work fulltime and part-time. We work for hospices, hospitals, the Veterans Administration, or as independent practitioners. Some of us are on salary while others have productivity-based compensation. We measure productivity in different ways. Some of us are in academic settings, and many of us have administrative, research, and teaching responsibilities. We have great variability in titles with no consistent agreement on chief medical officer, medical director, associate medical director, and team physician. As you might imagine, each iteration of the survey resulted in further discussion, and we realized a constant tension between designing a thorough, comprehensive survey versus a survey that might be too complex or time-consuming. In the end we find ourselves very pleased and grateful that nearly 800 of us were willing to complete this survey.

One will find that there is a wealth of data in this survey. It tells us a lot about who we are in this relatively young field. It will help to establish ranges of benefits and compensation, which will be increasingly important as we strive to attract residents and mid-career physicians to our field. The survey will give us greater flexibility in negotiating work hours, time off, productivity expectations, and CME benefits. There were also questions about job satisfaction, and it is exciting and gratifying to know 96% of us are satisfied or very satisfied with our profession and 93% of us are likely or very likely to recommend a career in HPM.

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The survey of AAHPM membership on compensation, and the imminent release of its findings, surely represents a major step in the maturation of the specialty. As the practice and role of HPM physicians evolves within the larger health care system, having a deep understanding of current compensation patterns is essential to advancing the value proposition of the future HPM physician. As Dr. Wellman states, the Report tells us a lot about who we are in this relatively young field. Indeed it does. Every physician interested in advancing one s career in Hospice and Palliative Medicine would do well to purchase a copy.

#2 written by Stacie Bering MD
about 5 years ago

I am delighted that this survey is available. However I question why it is so expensive. Maybe having online access to the report without acces to Mercer PayMonitor. The price is a little steep for those of us in a small team!

#3 written by Administrator
about 5 years ago

Dr. Bering, thank you for your feedback.

The survey report pricing reflects the Academy’s effort to provide fair value to all of our members while keeping our annual dues as low as possible.

AAHPM has grown tremendously over the past 5 years (over a 100% increase in membership). As such, the organization now represents a very broad constituency with different interests and needs. When the Academy initiates projects that may not be of interest to all members, a fee is typically added to help defray these costs. In the case of the compensation survey, the product was specifically requested (via member survey) by a substantial number – but not all – of our members. So, product sales are intended to cover the costs of consultants, staff oversight, printing, marketing, and distribution so that these are not reflected in any dues increase.

The price point on this report is actually substantially lower than other similar surveys for other specialties. AAHPM looked at 40 national medical specialty societies to determine how those groups that conduct compensation surveys priced the resulting product. While many societies refer their members to participate in the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) compensation survey, some had conducted their own. Overall, the charge for a report of survey data, whether packaged as a printed or e-product, ranged from no cost to over $700. It was typical for organizations to charge something and to offer discounts according to whether the purchaser was a survey participant or a member of the association.

AAHPM survey participants are receiving a discount on the purchase of the report and a free copy of the Executive Summary. AAHPM members will always benefit from a reduced rate on Academy products, and survey findings will be highlighted in the Academy’s newsletter, AAHPM Quarterly, which members will receive.

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