Now California physician assistants don't have to jump over the moon to own a medical corporation.
ATTENTION CALIFORNIA PA’S:
What If You Could Make MORE Money, Be Your Own Boss AND Give the Best Care Available to Your Patients?
Did you know physician assistants in California can own a medical practice? California law provides for: “a physician assistant professional corporation where a PA can perform professional services.” PAs must own from 51-100% shares of their corporation and hire a physician to serve as their supervising physician.
Benefits of owning your own Integrative Medicine Practice:
- No salary ceiling owning your own practice
- Give care you believe in — more satisfaction with your profession
- Make a difference, be part of the solution for our broken healthcare system
- Get paid what you feel you are worth
- Be your own boss
- Freedom from restraints of insurance and billing requirements
- Spend less time with paperwork and more time with patients
- Get out of our current disease-care system — experience the reward of seeing patients happier, less dependent on drugs, looking and feeling younger
Did you know more than 73% of certified PAs practice outside of primary care?
* 2014 National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) survey
The PA profession was created in 1965 due to a shortage of primary care physicians. When I became a PA in 1980, most PAs provided primary care and the minority of practicing PAs were in specialties such as surgery and pediatrics. We were practicing integrative medicine then without the label. We have wandered far from our origins. Our profession has evolved into a majority practicing in specialties and the minority in primary care.
If you are reading this, most likely you are one of them! Care has become fractionated into parts. Our PA profession is a mirror of what the system and our physician colleagues have been doing. We don’t look at the whole patient, but merely each part. True health care is an integrative approach caring for all parts of the patient — physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Why are so many PAs specializing?
Very simply, PAs specialize TO MAKE MORE MONEY. The 2014 NCCPA survey shows this clearly:
“62.4% of those (PAs) leaving their current position cited seeking another clinical position due to insufficient wages given the workload and responsibilities involved”
How much more do PAs working in specialty areas make? The NCCPA survey shows the mean for Family Medicine/General practice is $85,000 per year. General surgery PAs make an average of $95,000 per year. Dermatology, emergency medicine/critical care and surgery subspecialties have the highest income of $105,000 per year.
Join the Integrative Medicine Movement
The physician assistant profession is perfectly positioned to bring integrative medicine to the public. We have always done more than examine, diagnose and treat. PAs are known to be caring communicators that take the extra time a patient needs. Due to this extra attention, many patients prefer to see a PA. This extra time and attention is what integrative medicine is built around.
There are now seven national specialty certifications for PAs. My vision is to make integrative medicine the eighth specialty. Specialty recognition follows when there are enough PAs practicing to show interest. My vision is to have integrative medicine PA associations in each state with California leading the way as the first state.
I invite you to join me as a member of the California IMPAA (click here to learn about membership benefits). If you agree with the information I have shared with you in this website, take the next step. Call me, Cathy Ochs (530) 605-1505, to learn how you can open your own integrative medicine office and be part of the integrative medicine movement!
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