SHC Medical Partners

Staff Development Faculty Is New AMDA President-Elect

SHC Medical Partners professional development faculty member Milta Little, DO, CMD is the new President-Elect of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (PALTC) for 2022-2023.

“We are so fortunate to partner with Dr. Little as part of our key faculty for geriatrics training for our practitioners” said Dr. Arif Nazir, CEO. “Knowing her passion and commitment to the field, I have no doubts that as the Society Vice President, she will lead the Post-acute and Long-term Care setting in exciting, and much needed directions, in accordance with the  evolving practice of geriatrics.”

Dr. Little is associate professor in …

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Med Partners at 2022 National AMDA-PALTC Conference

Dr. Arif Nazir, president of SHC Medical Partners, presented the company’s innovative Care Hub Model for long-term care at the 2022 AMDA PALTC annual conference in Baltimore, Md., on March 12th. He also was featured during AMDA’s Drive to Deprescribe (D2D) campaign session.

AMDA’s Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (PALTC) represents a community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings. The annual conference is designed to promote and enhance the development of competent, compassionate, and committed medical practitioners and leaders to provide …

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Resilience is about developing deep roots

COVID 19 has stretched many of us far beyond our usual coping mechanisms. It is important to understand the difference in managing acute stress and planting the deep roots of resilience. The fight or flight quality of the first few weeks or months of a crisis cannot be sustained because we essentially exceed our surge capacity. Chronic stress is more like being a tree and hoping you have developed deep roots – which bend in a storm, but do not break.

Resilience has several common definitions:

  • the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
  • the ability of a substance or
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Happy New Year!

Wishing Team Members, Care Hub partners and colleagues a happy, healthy and successful 2022!

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Extending Impact: Nurse Practitioners & Physicians

by Dr. Arif Nazir

Most of the time, I don’t get too focused on titles and labels. Instead, I try to focus on the effort and the impact people make. But I must confess, I never got comfortable with the “Physician Extender” title for our nurse practitioner (NP) and physician assistant (PA) colleagues. It’s no secret that we are short of the required physician force in our country. And when it comes to doctors who treat the oldest patients, the situation is much worse. A persistent shortage of geriatricians has led policymakers to engage other disciplines to create …

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