Contributions by select members of Physicians for Patient Protection

Physicians for Patient Protection is a grassroots organization of practicing and retired physicians, residents, medical students, and assistant physicians (a new designation for physicians who have finished medical school but haven’t yet matched in a residency). Our mission is to ensure physician-led care for all patients and to advocate for truth and transparency regarding healthcare practitioners. We advance our mission by educating our colleagues, by influencing policy and legislation, and by educating our patients and the public.

Response to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

On January 5, 2019 an article entitled, “A Tragic Comedy of Errors” was published in Authentic Medicine in response to a Boston Globe article advocating for the removal of supervisory restrictions on nurse practitioners. Several members of Patient Protection(PPP), frustrated by the lack of objectivity in reporters discussing this topic, decided to write their account…

A Tragic Comedy of Errors

And here we go again….yet another article with opinions by so-called “health policy experts” recommending the unsupervised (“independent”) practice of nurse practitioners (NPs), without doing the requisite homework before offering their uninformed perspective. So much for responsible reporting.  The entire issue of NPs practicing unsupervised is not a new one. What is different is the…