Physician Supervision of APRNs in Florida MedSpas

If you can’t make heads or tails out of Florida law on this topic, join the club! The law is clear as…mud. Simply put, ANY physician can provide the required indirect supervision of a mid-level practitioner at a MedSpa IF the physician’s primary practice location is the same one as the MedSpa. If the physician’s primary practice location is different from the MedSpa, then the supervising physician has to be a dermatologist or plastic surgeon ONLY IF the “primary” activity of the mid-level at the MedSpa is dermatologic, aesthetic, skin care services. Still struggling? That’s because IT MAKES NEARLY NO SENSE AT ALL! “You mean to tell me a primary care physician can co-locate his/her practice...

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The awake ape: Why people sleep less than their primate relatives

Ancient humans may have evolved to slumber efficiently — and in a crowd On dry nights, the San hunter-gatherers of Namibia often sleep under the stars. They have no electric lights or new Netflix releases keeping them awake. Yet when they rise in the morning, they haven’t gotten any more hours of sleep than a typical Western city-dweller who stayed up doom-scrolling on their smartphone. Research has shown that people in non-industrial societies — the closest thing to the kind of setting our species evolved in — average less than seven hours a night, says evolutionary anthropologist David Samson at the University of Toronto Mississauga. That’s a surprising number when you consider our...

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Jupiter Medical Center and UF Health Announce Plans to Shape Health System of the Future

JUPITER, Fla. — Jupiter Medical Center and UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center, announced recently that they have entered into a letter of intent to develop plans to transform health care delivery, research and education in Palm Beach and Martin counties and surrounding communities. The relationship would advance the organizations’ complementary missions of providing the best of academic and community medicine. Together, Jupiter Medical Center and UF Health will plan the development of jointly owned and operated clinical facilities in the region. In addition, discussions are set to begin on the development of novel clinical and hospital programs and service lines,...

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The 2022 Florida Hurricane Season Is Here

Hurricane Season started June 1st. Our first tropical weather system crossed South Florida on June 4th and 5th. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an average of 14 named storms and seven hurricanes for the Atlantic hurricane season. The average for major hurricanes is three. NOAA is calling this year’s season “above-normal” with 14-21 named storms expected.” Although most of us Floridians have been lucky through the past several hurricane seasons, trusting that luck is not a good plan. The first part of a plan is to assess the risk most likely to affect your region. As with the first topical weather system that crossed South Florida earlier this month, wind was...

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