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Physician Assistant Mental Health

Location:
Germantown, Tennessee, United States
Posted:
August 24, 2018

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DARRON T. SMITH, Ph.D., PA-C, DFAAPA

**** ********* **** • Germantown, TN 38138 • Phone: 801-***-****

ac6smx@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

Ph.D. 2010 University of Utah: Department of Education, Culture & Society emphasis on health care disparities.

M.Ed 2000 Brigham Young University: Department of Educational Leadership emphasis: higher education administration and sociology of race.

PA-C 1996 University of Utah: Department of Preventive and Family Medicine emphasis physician assistant certification program,

B.S.H. 1994 University of Utah: Department of Behavioral Science and Health emphasis health care policy

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

Instructor Department of Sociology, University of Memphis. January 2016-current

Assistant Professor Physician Assistant Studies Department, UTHSC. April 2013-July 2015

Physician Assistant, Health Connect America. January 2017-May 2018. Responsibilities include:

Conduct medical psychiatric evaluations on children and adolescents.

Order appropriate lab chemistry as needed

Medication management of psychiatric disease and side effect

Work with therapist and counselors to improve patient outcome

Conduct coaching sessions on mindfulness

Write letters for patients regarding educational learning plans and disability

Telepsyche with patients and answer emails

Physician Assistant Locum Tenens, Compass Medical. September 2011- November 2016. PRN Responsibilities include:

Mental health evaluation of soldiers returning from overseas tours with National Guard

Medication management

Order appropriate lab chemistry as needed

Consolidate medical and mental health treatment for US soldiers

Make recommendations to improve health and well-being

Physician Assistant, Hunter Health Clinic. Oct 2011-September 2012. PRN Responsibilities include:

Diagnose and treat acute/chronic medical conditions in the uninsured and underinsured community

Provide care for patients with multiple and often uncontrolled pathologies

Provide preventive care for patients in concordance with USPSTF

Diagnose and treat dermatological disorders as the resident dermatology consult

Precept physician assistant students

Lecture to fellow colleagues regarding Health Care Disparities and Workplace Discrimination during brown bag lunch session

Assistant Professor Department of Physician Assistant, Wichita State University. February 2011-June 2012

Utah Army National Guard deployment. Physician Assistant, May 2010-Feb 2011.

Physician Assistant, Utah Navajo Health Systems Inc. Feb 2010-Sept 2010. Full-time Responsibilities include:

Diagnose and treat acute/chronic pathologies ranging in all ages among Navajo people

Diagnose and treat dermatological disorders as the resident dermatology consult

Suture minor lacerations

Consult with on-call physician as well as ER physician and other specialists when appropriate

Order x-ray and labs when warranted

Cover emergency room care

Physician Assistant, Exodus Health Care Urgent Care. May 2009-Feb 2010. Full-time Responsibilities include:

Diagnose and treat pathologies ranging from ENT to cardiopulmonary and GI to GU in all ages

Suture minor lacerations

Consult with on-call physician as well as ER physician and other specialists when appropriate

Work-independent with two medical assistants

Read and interpret x-ray and treat appropriately

Suspected fractures treated with cast/splint as appropriate

Order labs including blood and urine work when warranted

Utah Army National Guard deployment. Physician Assistant, Feb 2008-Mar 2009.

Pharmaceutical Sales/Diabetes Care Specialist. Merck & Co. Jan 2007-May 2009

Physician Assistant, Family Practice Wasatch Clinic. Dec 2005-Jan 2007. Full-time Responsibilities include:

Diagnose and treat pathologies ranging from ENT to cardiopulmonary and GI to GU in all ages

Diagnose and treat dermatological disorders as the resident dermatology consult

Suture minor lacerations

Consult with on-call physician as well as ER physician and other specialists when appropriate

Read and interpret x-ray and treat appropriately

Suspected fractures treated with cast/splint as appropriate

Order labs including blood and urine work when warranted

Physician Assistant, Toole Valley Urgent Care, PT Apr 2005-Dec 2006. Part-time/PRN Responsibilities include:

Diagnose and treat pathologies ranging from ENT to cardiopulmonary and GI to GU in all ages

Diagnose and treat dermatological disorders as the resident dermatology consult

Suture minor lacerations

Consult with on-call physician as well as ER physician and other specialists when appropriate

Read and interpret x-ray and treat appropriately

Suspected fractures treated with cast/splint as appropriate

Order labs including blood and urine work when warranted

Physician Assistant, Crossroads Family Practice. Feb 2004-Dec 2006. Part-time/PRN Responsibilities include:

Diagnose and treat pathologies ranging from ENT to cardiopulmonary and GI to GU in all ages

Diagnose and treat dermatological disorders as the resident dermatology consult

Suture minor lacerations

Consult with on-call physician as well as ER physician and other specialists when appropriate

Read and interpret x-ray and treat appropriately

Suspected fractures treated with cast/splint as appropriate

Order labs including blood and urine work when warranted

Graduate School Full-time doctoral student. University of Utah, Department of Education, Culture & Society. Sept 2001-Mar 2004.

Physician Assistant, Wee Care Pediatrics. June 2000-July 2001. Full-time Responsibilities include:

Conduct well-child examinations

Conduct immunizations

X-ray suspected fractures, render treatment in terms of casting or referral

Prescribe medications when appropriate

Diagnosis and treat a variety of pediatric conditions

Physician Assistant, Job Corps. Apr 1999-May 2000. Full-time Responsibilities include:

Conduct in-take physical for new recruits

Diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses for adolescent and young adult population.

Suture lacerations, wound care management and administer injections when appropriate.

X-ray suspected sports related injuries, cast or refer when appropriate

Diagnose and treat dermatological disorders

Order medications when appropriate

Counsel patients regarding health and high risk behavior

Teach health courses to students on site

Order blood and urine work when warranted

Advisor for student organization

Physician Assistant, Lone Peak Dermatology. June 1998-Apr 2000. Part-time Responsibilities include:

Conduct skin examinations for malignant or benign skin lesion

Order blood and urine work when warranted

Diagnose and treat acne, warts, moles, actinic keratosis, and other skin disorders

Perform simple excision of moles and other suspicious lesions when warranted

Perform cyrotherapy as needed and indicated for certain lesions.

Administer Botox injections and perform micro-dermabrasion

Physician Assistant, Second Nature Wilderness Program. Spring 1997-Summer 1998. Responsibilities include:

Management of psychiatric medication for youth with mental and emotional pathology

Monitor drug levels for the appropriate diagnosis and medication

Provide medical consultation for therapist and staff in the field

Conduct H&P on patients prior to induction into the program

Physician Assistant/Owner, Doctors Diet Clinic, First Medical Urgent Care. Sept 1996-June 1998. Full-time Responsibilities include:

Diagnose and treat pathologies ranging from ENT to cardiopulmonary and GI to GU in all ages

Diagnose and treat dermatological disorders as the resident dermatology consult

Suture minor lacerations

Manage fracture care with cast/splint as appropriate

Consult with on-call physician as well as ER physician and other specialists when appropriate

Read and interpret x-ray and treat appropriately

Order labs including blood and urine work when warranted

Establish patient base for growing family practice

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Physician Assistant/Owner/Clinical Manager, First Medical Urgent Care Clinic, Doctors Diet Clinic. Sept1996-June 1998. Responsibilities include:

Hire Employees

Conduct Payroll

Ordering supplies

Coordinate Employee Scheduling

Conflict Resolution

Conduct Marketing

Program sales and advertising

Manage Budget

Provide nutritional consultation

Order personal training for obese patients

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Academy of Physician Assistants

American Sociology Association

HONORS AND AWARDS

United States Congressional Honorable Mention presented by Representative, Hank Johnson, Georgia Fourth Congressional District, May 2010

Distinguished Fellow of American Academy of Physician Assistants, January 2017



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