Rebekah Bernard, MD, co-author of the book Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare, president of Physicians for Patient Protection (PPP), and a nationally recognized speaker and expert on physician wellness and the importance of physician-led care, has launched her highly-anticipated new book, Imposter Doctors: Patients at Risk. It's now available on Amazon as both a paperback and Kindle e-Book, and at the time of this writing, it's ranked as the #1 New Release in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles.
From PR Newswire:
In the three years since Dr. Bernard's first book was released, Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare, the employment of non-physician practitioners has continued to skyrocket. While advocates insist that nurse practitioners and physician assistants are "just as good" as physicians and are solving the nationwide healthcare shortage, Dr. Bernard and many others disagree. With meticulous research and storytelling of real-life case studies, Dr. Bernard reveals the shocking extent of this problem and its devastating impact on innocent patients.
"While studies show that non-physician practitioners can provide excellent care when working closely together with physicians, there is no data proving safety or efficacy when physicians are removed from the equation altogether," said Rebekah Bernard, MD, President of Physicians for Patient Protection (PPP). "Unfortunately, corporations are replacing physicians for one reason: to increase profits. Patients must understand the training and education of those providing their care to better advocate for themselves."
Through each chapter, Imposter Doctors provides a comprehensive examination of the issues surrounding non-physician practitioners and their impact on the healthcare system, including the creation of the physician shortage, the rise of private equity corporate healthcare, virtual mental health care by psychiatric nurse practitioners, diploma mills and more.
For more information and to purchase Imposter Doctors, please visit ImposterDoctors.com.