Physicians for Patient Protection

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Physicians for Patient Protection
Formation2018
TypeEducational nonprofit
83-1443373
Legal status501(c)(4)
Key people
Carmen Kavali
Purvi Parekh
Ainel Sewell
Amy Townsend
Revenue (2020)
$389,673[1]

Physicians for Patient Protection (PPP) is an American advocacy organization that advocates high standards for patient care. One of the group's founding members is Rebekah Bernard, a family physician in Fort Myers, Florida, and the author of How to Be a Rock Star Doctor, Physician Wellness: The Rock Star Doctor’s Guide and co-author of Patients at Risk. [2][3]

PPP is a non-partisan, educational nonprofit based in the United States[4] with a stated membership of 6,000 plus over 10,000 members on their Facebook page.[5].

History[edit]

The group incorporated in Massapequa Park, New York in 2018. PPP’s philosophy is that patient health care should be physician-led.[6][7] Their mission statement is:

“Ensure physician-led care for all patients and to advocate for truth and transparency regarding health care providers.”[8]

The group was founded by five physicians with the objective of ensuring patient care meets high standards and called for physicians to “undertake a public relations campaign” to educate the public about changes to the requirements for some members of health care teams.[9][10]

One member of the group co-wrote Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Health Care with Niran Al-Agba, a pediatrician from Washington State and PPP member.[11] Al-Agba is also columnist for the Kitsap Sun, focusing on health care-related topics.[12]

Advocacy[edit]

PPP states that a physician should be called a “physician,” a nurse practitioner should be identified as “nurse practitioner," and a physician assistant as a “physician assistant.” These are accurate titles, reflective of their specialized education, training, and expertise. They are all venerated professions which share a mutual goal of improving patient’s lives, yet the vocations are fundamentally different.[13] The group notes that ambiguous or inaccurate titles can lead to confusion amongst patients that undermines the common goals of health care workers.

References[edit]

  1. "Physicians for Patient Protection Inc in Massapequa Park, NY".
  2. "One year later: A physician's letter to Medicare patients". KevinMD.com. 2016-12-29. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  3. M.D, Rebekah Bernard (2019-08-26). "I Was a Physician at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Here's Why I No Longer Believe Government Health Care Can Work | Rebekah Bernard M.D." fee.org. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  4. "Physicians for Patient Protection Inc".
  5. "TMA battles another round of scope-of-practice bills while preaching team-based care". www.texmed.org. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  6. "Advocacy Efforts". Physicians for Patient Protection. Retrieved 2021-06-30. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. Bollag, Sophia (2020-09-29). "New California law aims for more medical providers by giving nurse practitioners more authority". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Admin, P. P. P. (2018-12-09). "The Case for Our Mission". Physicians for Patient Protection. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  9. HealthLeaders. "Why Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners Need Supervision, Say Physician Groups". www.healthleadersmedia.com. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  10. MD, Rebekah Bernard (2019-08-15). "Physicians Need Better PR". rebekah-bernard-md. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  11. Patients at Risk; The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare; Niran Al-Agba, M.D. and Rebekah Bernard, M.D. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  12. "Columnists". Kitsap Sun. Retrieved 2021-07-06.
  13. "The Problem with "Provider"". Physicians for Patient Protection. 2019-06-17. Retrieved 2021-07-07.

External links[edit]

Official website


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