Facial plastic surgeon John Rhee, MD, MPH, sees many patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC).
Harold (Rick) Pillsbury, MD, President-Elect of the Triological Society, has been predicting for 10 years that there would be a need to hire people to help extend otolaryngology practices—in other words, physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). “I was right. That makes me the soothsayer here,” he joked.
Not long ago, physicians routinely decried evidence-based medicine (EBM) as an encroachment on their professional autonomy, a barrier to good patient care, insensitive to health care’s growing complexity, and at odds with the transcendent value of the physician-patient relationship.