News articles on midlevel-related developments, along with original commentary.
Imposter Doctors, the sequel to Patients at Risk, has been released
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,
California DNP gets slammed with $20,000 fine for calling herself a "doctor"
Hopefully, this groundbreaking case against California DNP Sarah Erny will set a precedent nationwide for legislators and law enforcement to pursue, prosecute, and punish nurse practitioners and other midlevel providers who attempt to fraudulently represent themselves as doctors/physicians.
White Karen NP goes berserk on pregnant black patient who wanted a work note
In the post-Roe v. Wade landscape of an America that has historically marginalized minority patients in healthcare, the mistreatment of black patients like Jillian by white midlevel nurse practitioners like Theresa Smigo cannot go unexcused or unpunished.
Former pediatric NP sentenced to 15 years in the federal slammer for distributing child porn
COLUMBUS, Ga. – A Preston, Georgia, resident and former pediatric nurse practitioner (NP) was sentenced to serve 15 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography in a case involving thousands of images and videos of child pornography. William Clinton Storey, 42, of Preston, Georgia, was
Pediatric NP criminally charged with moonlighting as COVID vaccine con artist
Apparently, this enterprising midlevel's NYPD husband, who was in hot water himself for using police aircraft to draw air penises in the sky, is under investigation for potential involvement in the scheme too. What a classy couple!
Butthurt Physician Assistants can't handle the truth
On January 7, 2022, Medscape published an excellent op-ed piece entitled "PA Name Change Bad for Patients and the Profession" by Rebekah Bernard, MD, a Florida-based family medicine physician who co-authored the groundbreaking book Patients at Risk and serves as the president of Physicians for Patient Protection, a grassroots organization
Sound Physicians and Memorial Health reverse course on midlevel-led patient care policy
Well well well...it turns that following a massive social media uproar on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and elsewhere, Sound Physicians and Memorial Health University Medical Center leadership have decided to backtrack and publicly announce that they have decided not to implement a new patient care policy in which midlevel, non-physician
Nurse Practitioner Sentenced to 20 Years, Ordered to Pay More Than $52 Million in Restitution
Nurse Practitioner Sentenced to 20 Years, Ordered to Pay More Than $52 Million in RestitutionA Waxahachie nurse practitioner was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in federal prison and ordered to repay more than $52 million in restitution for his role in a health care fraud conspiracy, announced Acting U.S.
CVS nurse practitioner allegedly refuses to provide medical care to police officer
CVS nurse allegedly tells officer she “hates cops” and that he needs to leave because he was carrying a firearmA nurse practitioner at a CVS location in New Jersey allegedly told a police officer visiting the MinuteClinic that she essentially hated police officers.Law Enforcement TodayGregory Hoyt Recently, a story