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Melanoma Monday

We will be conducting free skin cancer screenings on Monday, May 2nd in Rogers from 3-5 pm Limited appointments available 500 S. 52nd Street

Can’t make that date? We will offer another free skin cancer screening:

Springdale 6879-B Isaac’s Orchard Road Wednesday, May 11th 2-4 pm

Call 479-254-9662 Option 1 to schedule your spot check!

Save the Date!

Our Fall Open House and Cancer Screenings are right around the corner!

Join us for our annual Fall Open House Thursday, November 5th from 10am-6pm. We will feature video demonstrations, treatment specials, and product savings. Stop by for a visit, enjoy some delicious catered snacks, and see how we can make you feel like you, only better!

See a spot? Get it checked! We will be conducting free spot skin cancer screenings. Limited appointments are available so call and reserve your space now! 479-254-9662 Option 1

Wednesday, October 28th 2-4 pm Springdale 6879-B Isaac’s Orchard Road

Thursday, November 5th 3-5 pm Rogers 500 S. 52nd Street

Free Cancer Screenings!

Do you have a spot you need checked?

We will offer free cancer screenings at our Springdale location on Wednesday, May 27th from 2-4 pm and in Bella Vista on Thursday, May 28th from 2-4 pm. Limited appointments available. Call 479-254-9662 Option 1 to schedule your spot check!

Wednesday, May 27th: Springdale, 6879-B Isaacs Orchard Road

Thursday, May 28th: Bella Vista, 416 Town Center

This is Key….Happy National Physician Assistant Week!

Blog Image final jpegHappy National Physician Assistant Week!

Held every year from Oct. 6-12, National PA Week is a celebration of the PA profession. PAs across the country use National PA Week to increase awareness of both the PA profession and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

What is a Physician Assistant?

A physician assistant (PA) is a medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor. A PA is a graduate of an accredited PA educational program who is nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician.

What can PAs do?

PAs perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, perform procedures, assist in surgery, provide patient education and counseling and make rounds in hospitals and nursing homes. All 50 states and the District of Columbia allow PAs to practice and prescribe medications.

How are PAs educated and trained?

The PA educational program is modeled on the medical school curriculum, a combination of classroom and clinical instruction. The PA course of study is rigorous and intense. The average length of a PA education program is 27 months.

Admission to PA school is highly competitive. Applicants to PA programs must complete at least two years of college courses in basic science and behavioral science as prerequisites to PA school, analogous to premedical studies required of medical students. The majority of PA programs have the following prerequisites: chemistry, physiology, anatomy, microbiology and biology. Additionally, most PA programs require or prefer that applicants have prior healthcare experience.

PA education includes instruction in core sciences: anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, physical diagnosis, pathophysiology, microbiology, clinical laboratory science, behavioral science and medical ethics.

PAs also complete more than 2,000 hours of clinical rotations, with an emphasis on primary care in ambulatory clinics, physician offices and acute or long-term care facilities. Rotations include family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology, pediatrics, general surgery, emergency medicine and psychiatry.

Practicing PAs participate in lifelong learning. In order to maintain national certification, a PA must complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years.

There are currently 173 accredited PA programs in the United States. The vast majority award master’s degrees. PA education programs are represented by the Physician Assistant Education Association and accredited through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

So this week, pat a PA on the back or even send out a big “Thanks.” I know one PA that would appreciate it…wink.

FREE MelaFind This Friday, May 31!

Have a worrisome mole you’d like checked out? This Friday, May 31, we’re offering FREE MelaFind treatments on a first-come, first-served basis!

Come celebrate the last day of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month with a FREE MelaFind scan!  MelaFind is a great addition to the skin cancer detection and prevention services offered at Hull Dermatology. This non-invasive light scan is an easy, painless way to determine the abnormality of your mole(s), possibly saving you from unnecessary biopsy.

If it’s FREE, you have no excuse! Call today, as appointments are limited – 479.254.9662 Opt. 1.

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