Author: Natalie Newman MD

The Metamorphosis of Medicine

Many of my articles for Authentic Medicine discuss issues around full practice authority(FPA) for nurse practitioners(NPs) and Optimal Team Practice(OTP) for physician assistants(PAs) which, in my opinion, are euphemisms describing the practice of medicine...

A Tragic Comedy of Errors–Part 2

AB 890, the California bill granting nurse practitioners(NPs) the ability to practice without physician oversight, passed on August 31, 2020. With that passage, legislators have now legalized the illegal practice of medicine by nurse...

WHAT’S IN AN OATH?

Recently a colleague, knowing my strong stance against Full Practice Authority (FPA) for nurse practitioners, asked me a question. In light of FPA being recently granted in Florida, he believes that FPA in all...

The Murder of Medical Expertise

What is happening to academic medicine? Why are physicians relinquishing our discipline into nothingness? Nearly a year ago, I wrote a blog about the value of medical education and its progress from the pre-Flexner...

A Legal Precedent Perhaps?

It is no secret that I do not support Full Practice Authority(FPA) for nurse practitioners(NP). In my opinion, it is the practice of medicine without a medical license. Period. The fact that certain state...

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