Written by a loving husband, a dedicated father, and an experienced anesthesiologist in Virginia Just as things were beginning to look more optimistic after a few rough years, I was let go again from a job, despite having an unblemished track record while employed there. My past was back to haunt me. I had been moonlighting at this hospital for a year and a half and was … [Read more...] about Second Chances?
Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants (CAAs) are highly skilled health professionals who work under the medical direction of licensed physician Anesthesiologists to implement anesthesia care plans.
CAAs work exclusively within the Anesthesia Care Team (ACT) model, as described by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Also working alongside physician … [Read more...] about Anesthesia Care Team Composition: CAA or CRNA, What’s the Difference?
By Nicole Cabell
AAAA Legislative Committee Chair
If you imagine yourself as a trial attorney, it is easy to understand the motive behind reducing barriers to filing claims. Trial lawyers are all too familiar with the laws restricting suits and capping damages. It should come as no surprise that they have been seeking to “reform” prior medical malpractice statutes in Virginia. A bill was introduced in the General Assembly this … [Read more...] about Medicolegal Reform in Virginia, and Why It Needs Your Attention
By Jack Craven, MD, JD
Virginia Commonwealth University
There is an aphorism that all budding entrepreneurs and grizzled veterans alike come to intimately understand: the market never lies.
Americans have among the lowest life expectancy of high-income countries, 78.6 years versus Switzerland for example at 83.6 years. The adult chronic disease burden stands at 28% of the population, compared to an average of 18% across these … [Read more...] about Healthcare in the United States is the Best in the World
By Khaled A. Dajani, MD, FASA; Shawn Y. Wang, BS; and Abhijith Atkuru, BS, MS
I was at the height of my career. I had just been asked to be the chairperson for our department. I was happily married with two small boys. I loved my life. We had plans to travel, to buy a bigger house, to live the dream. Then it all changed.
I was called to the labor floor for a precipitous delivery. Baby number four. They should have fallen out. Instead, as I arrived, … [Read more...] about How I Became a Disabled Physician
By Stephanie Pearson, MD, FACOG
President, Pearson Ravitz Insurance