Radio Active with Jessica Ng, Min Dhariwal

Kirsten Luomala, president-elect of the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants, says that physician assistants (PAs) could be a big help to ease the strain on the health care system, particularly in primary medicine as there is a shortage of family doctors. While PAs have been regulated in Alberta for two years, there are currently fewer than 50 practicing in the province. Luomala joins Radio Active to help us learn more about the issue… Listen here.

North Vancouver Island doctor says 2 resignations mean he’ll be working solo in local ER

“This week TWO #PortHardy doctors announced their resignation effective June 2023,” read his post. “I will be the only doctor left in Port Hardy emerg on July 1. I need help.”

This forthcoming staffing shortage has prompted Nataros to reinforce his calls to the province to allow him to hire a physician assistant, which he spoke to the CBC about in December… Read more.

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