Time to Educate the Public on the Difference Between Physician Extenders and Physicians

NJ Physicians Mark Nemiroff, MD, George Petruncio, MD and IP4PI’s Craig M Wax, DO say the difference matters and believe it is time that the public knows the risks of having non-doctors imply that they have the same qualifications as physicians.

They have introduced Resolution 6-2019 at the Medical Society of New Jersey House of Delegates:

Title: Investigation of the autonomous practice of physician extenders in New Jersey and education of the public regarding the differences between physician extenders and physicians.

Sponsored by: Camden County Medical Society

Whereas, physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in the State of New Jersey must have supervising physicians; and

Whereas, there appear to be PAs and NPs practicing semi-autonomously or autonomously in New Jersey with practice names implying they are “Certified Physicians,” and

Where as, physician extender and mid-level practitioner advertisements appear to fraudulently indicate medical licensure, putting public health at risk, and therefore be it

Resolved, the Medical Society of New Jersey call on the New Jersey licensure and regulatory agencies to investigate the legitimacy, guidelines and regulations pertaining to physician extender advertisements and autonomous practice, and be it further

Resolved, the Medical Society of New Jersey educate the public on the difference in education, ability and licensure requirements of physician extenders versus physicians.

Submitted by:

Dr. Mark Nemiroff, President Camden County Medical Society

Dr. George Petruncio

Dr. Craig M. Wax

4 thoughts on “Time to Educate the Public on the Difference Between Physician Extenders and Physicians

  1. The current encroachment by non physicians into practicing medicine without a liscence is almost pre-Flexner nowadays. The AMA ABMS ANA AANP and other national societies that should be concerned with public safety and mmaintaining standard of care have tramformed themselves into political machines only interested in power. So it falls upon individuals doctors like these to stand up for the entire profession.

  2. Time to bring things out to the public for viewing as to how the hospitals are using Providers=CNPs/PAs in place of doctors & the hospitals are billing for providers’ services as if the providers are the same as doctors.I believe that it is illegal. It’s wrong and it must stop!

    Doctors are the Gold Standard in Medicine; no one knows medicine better than doctors.

    Thank you all for fighting for the future of medicine; doctors’ profession. We must keep it that way.

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