Author | Brent Smith, PA-C, MMS, NCCPA


COVID-19: A call to action

April 17, 2020


Everyone has a slightly different take on the issues surrounding COVID-19 according to their practice, history, and a dozen other factors. These issues need to be addressed as a country.

Practical assessment of asthma severity remains elusive

January 29, 2020


A recent study looking at bronchodilator response has potential, but it could prove difficult to perform in most primary care settings.

Becoming comfortable with diagnosing depression in pediatrics

October 30, 2019


For many of us in pediatrics, depression and other related diagnoses can present a challenge. Our counterparts who treat adults see and treat depression more often and are often more comfortable with both diagnosis and treatment. It's time to work on this.

Spotting the Unicorn-Measles in 2019

July 24, 2019


In the July 2019 edition of Contemporary Pediatrics, Pat F. Bass III, MD, MS, MPH, discusses measles and its hallmark signs and symptoms. For most of us practicing today, we have never seen the disease outside of a textbook or a website.