Briefly describe nonphysician clinicians (NPCs) and midlevel practitioners (MLPs) What are some examples of a midlevel practitioner? From the perspective of a managed care organization, what are the pros and cons of including these in the plans you offer? Have any of you had care from a midlevel practitioner? If so—how was the experience? How did you find the care?
John, a 34 year old father of two children, is a member of a health maintenance organization (HMO) in Texas. John has made several trips to an area clinic recommended by his HMO to seek medical attention since finding blood in his bowel movement. He has been taking large amount of aspirin for persistent headaches but did not realize that this could cause internal bleeding. John was always seen at the clinic by a physician assistant, Robert M., but never by a physician. Robert didn’t ask John about taking any nonprescription medicines. John didn’t realize that he should mention his […]
What is your opinion on the taxing of sugar-sweetened beverages? Do you think that this step out help in reducing obesity to some degree? Would you buy less sugar-sweetened beverages if they were priced quite high?