MAY-JUN 2018

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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32 MAY/JUNE 2018 | Med Esthetics © GETTY IMAGES By Tina O' Reilly Oversight requirements and best practices when working with physician extenders. According to the American Association of Physician Assistants, more than 85,000 certifi ed physician assistants (PAs) practice in the United States. That's more than double the number practicing 10 years ago. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners reports that 192,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) are employed in the U.S., with an additional 14,000 completing their training annually. For many practice owners, such midlevel providers— also referred to as physician extenders (PEs)—help boost their bottom lines while improving patient care. Extending Care

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