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Brent Smith, PA-C, MMS, NCCPA

Articles

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.

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.

The new guidelines time squeeze

May 29, 2019

What's the reason behind the lack of following the newest peanut introduction guidelines? Brent Smith, PA-C, MMS, NCCPA, argues that the recurring reasons come back to a lack of time and understanding.

Dental care in primary practice: Where we fit in

February 26, 2019

We have all encountered patients with caries and other dental issues and discussed with the patients and caregiver the importance of dental visits and brushing their teeth. What else should we be doing?