And the Winners Are…

And the Winners Are…

Point of Care Network (POCN) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 America’s Top Physician Assistant (ATPA) Awards. This award recognizes 10 of the top Physician Assistants (PAs) practicing today. This year’s winners are as follows:

Cynthia Trickett
Dermatology
Lula Mitchell
Family Medicine
Scott Urquhart
Endocrinology
Joshua Leslie
Mental Health
Leslie Ware
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
Sarah Scantamburlo
Psychiatry
DJ Ballingham
Emergency/
Urgent Care
Gina Devine
Family Medicine
Heather Smith
Hematology Oncology
Ryan Baldeo
Hospice and Palliative Care

PAs are on the front lines of providing efficient and comprehensive care across all therapeutic categories. Their significant role is increasingly necessary with aging patient population that continues to grow, and continuing shortages of primary care physicians in rural parts of the country.

According to the American Association of PAs (AAPA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 97,620 PAs practicing and prescribing in the U.S., and the PA workforce is expected to grow 30% by 2024. As the influence and impact of PAs continue to be crucial to the quality of care in the U.S., the time has come to celebrate their contributions.

“There has never been a better time to recognize Advanced Clinicians for their skills, caring, and positive impact on healthcare in the United States,” said POCN Advisory Board Member Robert Blumm, MA, PA-C, DFAAPA. “America’s Top PAs allows us to do it in a straightforward and rewarding way.”

PAs, NPs, Advanced Clinicians, and Certified Nurse Educators were invited to nominate PAs who demonstrate excellence in care quality and delivery, practice and professionalism, and community outreach and involvement. The 10 winners selected were nominated by their peers for exemplifying excellence in everything they do.

To learn more about our award winners, please visit www.americastoppa.com.