Daniel J. Acevedo, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant at the OrthoVirginia of Central Virginia in Lynchburg, Va. His research interests include physician assistant education and precepting, osteoarthritis and periprosthetic joint infections.

BLOG: Osteoporosis primer for physician assistants, part 1

December 28, 2016

Mrs. Smith is a 65-year-old woman who fell outside her apartment complex 2 days ago. She did not report feeling dizzy or lightheaded and lost no consciousness prior to…

BLOG: More can be done to educate providers, communities about osteoporosis, hip fractures

June 16, 2016

Fragility hip fractures are a devastating orthopedic injury. They incur significant health, economic and social consequences. Although some literature describes a…

BLOG: Examine postoperative patients the same way every time, look for DVT

February 22, 2016

In medicine, there are good days and bad days. There are times in clinics where everything seems to go right: all the postoperative patients are doing well, no one has…

BLOG: We cannot know everything always

September 19, 2015

There are many versions of the phrase “I know that I know nothing” or “I know one thing: that I know nothing.” Although it is widely debated…

BLOG: ‘Hacking’ medicine through the betterment of communication skills

July 21, 2015

Recently, I have been reading the work of Tim Ferris, the author of The Four-Hour Workweek and others. His interests range from meditation and weight loss to investing…

BLOG: Stages of a ‘hero’s journey’: finding bliss as a medical care provider

May 25, 2015

The word “hero,” from Greek, literally means “defender” or “protector.” This month’s blog is dedicated to all of those in The…

BLOG: Be the perfect protégé

April 9, 2015

I completed a bachelor’s degree in business management during my undergraduate years at Loyola College in Maryland. Medicine was not yet my passion in life so most…

See one, do one, teach one

February 18, 2015

This is a phrase repeated many times throughout a medical trainees’ life whether in the classroom or the hospital wards. I certainly heard it many times from…

Best feedback provides opportunity to change, contemplate

September 16, 2013

Most physician assistants pride themselves on being good communicators. That is why it is always such a surprise to stumble across situations that work out to less than…

Standing up, standing out

July 18, 2013

Is standing out in a crowd a good thing? Ask a group of adults and you will get varied responses, usually followed by an example or two that supports the answers given…

Advertisement
Advertisement