The Morning Call, Saturday, January 27, 2007
Article by Ann Wlazelek (with photo) focuses on the increasing nationwide trend of the popularity of health clinics run by physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Gov. Ed Rendell believes that Pennsylvania's allied health professionals can be used to a greater degree. Christine Bruce, director of the DeSales Physician Assistant Program, provides comments. According to Bruce, physician assistants are capable of performing many of the tasks that doctors do, but will always depend on physicians to practice because they are trained by them and are there "to extend, not compete." A Convenient Care Clinic, owned in part by Geisinger Health System, opened recently at King's Market in Allentown. Family Nurse Practitioner Janelle Audenreid Sharma (also featured in photo) runs the clinic. Sharma finished the Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2006, and graduated with an MSN from DeSales in January 2007.
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