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Medical Physician Assistant

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Mariposa, CA, 95338
Posted:
February 25, 2020

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ROBERT W. PLANTZ, PA-C, NRCME

adbzov@r.postjobfree.com, 440-***-****

California License number 18382

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Aug 2018 to Present Barton Locums for Western Sierra Medical Center, Grass Valley CA Locum Provider for a nonprofit clinic in isolated foothills community. Working a remote clinic independent of medical officer / Doctor. Give comprehensive physical assessment. Evaluate diagnoses, and treats new and existing patient’s medical and surgical conditions. Initiate and interpret labs and x-ray studies including CTs & MRIs. Perform medical and surgical procedures. Prescribe and refer patients for specialized consultation. Assist Physicians in medical and surgical procedures. Conduct follow-up patient care. Provide health education to patients and families. Supervise and/or coordinate the activities of patient care and support staff within the clinic. Train and supervise medical residents engaged in specific clinical activities. Teach and train illness prevention. Actively participate in community health education. Perform emergency lifesaving procedures i.e. cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, massive hemorrhage. Managed a panel with a high percentage of advanced diabetes, hypertension, alcoholism, pain management, addiction and other co morbidities utilizing ECW EMR documentation. Nov 2017 to May 2018 Community Health Centers of America, Mariposa CA Clinic Director for a New Nonprofit clinic. Instrumental in establishing the policies and goal of the clinic. Provided patients quality compassionate and empathetic caring. Gave the patient easily understood feedback and instructions, performed routine physical examinations and specialty exams such as gynecological examinations and records histories, orders appropriate and x- ray studies, electrocardiographs and other specialty procedures required to evaluate their medical problems. Managed common medical problems encountered such as hypertension, diabetes, viral illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory conditions. Counsels patients on medical problems, use of medications, expected effects of treatments, diet and other health related information depending on the medical findings to ensure patients will being and knowledge of their conditions. Diagnosed and medically managed a large number of mental health conditions due to poor access to Behavioral health and Psychiatry in this medically underserved community. Sadly clinic did not have state or fed license. Dec 2016 to June 2017 Premier Primary Care Chico CA Provide patients quality compassionate and empathetic caring. Gave the patient easily understood feedback and instructions at a concierge level of care - performed routine physical examinations and specialty exams such as gynecological examinations and records histories, ordered appropriate lab and x-ray studies, electrocardiographs and other specialty procedures required to evaluate their medical problems. Managed common medical problems encountered such as hypertension, diabetes, viral illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory conditions. Counsels patients on medical problems, use of medications, expected effects of treatments, diet and other health related information depending on the medical findings to ensure patients will being and knowledge of their conditions.

June 2016 to Dec 2016 AmplaHealth Chico CA

Physician Assistant seeing Express care patients. Provided quality compassionate and empathetic care. Gave patients easily understood feedback and instructions, performed routine physical examinations and specialty exams such as gynecological examinations and records histories, orders appropriate and x-ray studies, electrocardiographs, managed high dose narcotics patients, and other specialty procedures required to evaluate their medical problems. Managed common medical problems encountered such as hypertension, diabetes, viral illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory conditions, pain management and drug addiction. Counsels patients on medical problems, use of medications, expected effects of treatments, diet and other health related information depending on the medical findings to ensure patients will being and knowledge of their conditions. Diagnosed and medically managed a large number of mental health conditions due to poor access to Behavioral health and Psychiatry in this medically underserved community. On average, seeing 17 complicated patients per a day in family practice setting – referred more emergent cases to the Hospital in a timely manner. Locum contract extended several times due to high caliber patient care and demonstrated ability in a complicated family practice/Pain management setting. Utilized Centricity EMR systems to correctly code and document patient care and billing in a proper /timely fashion. June 2015 to June 2016 Pacific Company for AmplaHealth Oroville CA. Physician Assistant seeing Acute Care and Family Practice as a locums provider. Gave patients easily understood feedback and instructions, performed routine physical examinations and specialty exams such as gynecological examinations and records histories, orders appropriate and x-ray studies, electrocardiographs, managed high dose narcotics patients, and other specialty procedures required to evaluate their medical problems. Managed common medical problems encountered such as hypertension, diabetes, viral illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory conditions, pain management and drug addiction. Counsels patients on medical problems, use of medications, expected effects of treatments, diet and other health related information depending on the medical findings to ensure patients will being and knowledge of their conditions. Diagnosed and medically managed a large number of mental health conditions due to poor access to Behavioral health and Psychiatry in this medically underserved community. On average, seeing 17 complicated patients per a day in family practice setting – referred more emergent cases to the Hospital in a timely manner. Locum contract extended several times due to high caliber patient care and demonstrated ability in a complicated family practice/Pain management setting. Utilized Med3000 and Centricity EMR systems to correctly code and document patient care and billing in a proper fashion. Mar 2015 to Apr 2015 Pacific Company for Sutter Lakeside Hospital Lakeport CA. Physician Assistant – Certified seeing a largely Medi-cal, Medicare, and CMSP population. Providing family practice, pain management, addiction, mental health and direct patient care ranging from newborn to geriatric and workers compensation patients. Provided care to a large number of indigent patients with mental health, drug/alcohol addiction and other major co morbidities. Diagnosed and medically managed a large number of mental health conditions due to poor access to Behavioral health and Psychiatry in that community. Documented care in a timely manner utilizing EPIC EMR. Nov 2012 to Dec 2014 Medical Doctors Associates/Allied Health Group for Pinnacle Health Care. King City CA., Concentra Healthcare and US Healthworks Occupational Medicine and Urgent Care, Modesto CA. Lake County Tribal Health Consortium Lakeport CA

Physician Assistant providing Locums coverage for Occupational health, Acute Care clinics, Urgent Care and Family Practice care in isolated clinics often as the sole provider. Utilized InterGreat, Epic, Pro-Cis, Practice Fusion, RPMS and other EMR systems to correctly code and document patient care in a variety of settings, practice models and areas. Typically, working autonomously in varied clinics. Provided care to a large number of indigent patients with mental health, drug/alcohol addiction and other major co morbidities. Diagnosed and medically managed a large number of mental health conditions due to poor access to Behavioral health and Psychiatry in that community. Performed routine physical examinations and specialty exams such as gynecological examinations, ordered appropriate lab, x-ray studies, electrocardiographs and other specialty procedures required to evaluate medical problems. Managed common medical problems encountered such as hypertension, diabetes, viral illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory conditions. Counsel patients on medical problems, use of medications, expected effects of treatments, diet and other health related information depending on the medical findings to ensure patients wellbeing and knowledge of their conditions.

Nov 2013 to Jun 2014. Titan Medical Agency for Marysville Immediate Care, PeachTree Healthcare Marysville CA. Physician Assistant seeing Acute Care and Family Practice as a locums provider. Provide patients quality compassionate and empathetic caring. Gave the patient easily understood feedback and instructions, performed routine physical examinations and specialty exams such as gynecological examinations and records histories, orders appropriate and x-ray studies, electrocardiographs and other specialty procedures required to evaluate their medical problems. Managed common medical problems encountered such as hypertension, diabetes, viral illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory conditions. Counsels patients on medical problems, use of medications, expected effects of treatments, diet and other health related information depending on the medical findings to ensure patients will being and knowledge of their conditions. Diagnosed and medically managed a large number of mental health conditions due to poor access to Behavioral health and Psychiatry in this medically underserved community. Managed 20-45 patients per a day in immediate care facility – referred more emergent cases to the Hospital in a timely manner. Locum contract extended several times due to high caliber pt. care and demonstrated ability in a fast paced Urgent care clinic. Utilized Next Gen EMR system to correctly code and document patient care and billing in a timely fashion.

Dec 2011 to Apr 2012 Triple Canopy PSC for Department of State USA. Baghdad Iraq Senior Medical Officer in a high threat, austere location providing care for a multinational contingent, local dignitaries and senior members of Iraqi military and diplomats. Sole medical provider, with the responsibility for the direct health care of 90 employees in Baghdad Iraq and consulting POC for medics in country caring for over 800 employees with direct oversight and control of Medevacs and Air Ambulance requests in the country of Iraq for the Country Manager Triple Canopy. Providing trauma care, acute illness care, and sports medicine care to employees in an austere, rudimentary medical clinic setting. Supervisor and Medical Director for 15 medics’ in country. Instrumental in the planning, coordination, and the institution of a training program for medics towards recertification and qualification as EMT-I and EMT-Paramedic. Planned and implemented a continuing clinical skills program for medics in the clinic setting. Improved the functionality of injured employees via the performance of medical procedures such as trigger point injections and joint injections to decrease pain, improve recovery time, decrease employee down time, and increase employee productivity. Began a program to teach medical procedures to the medics who were on rotation through my medical clinics. Collaborated in the design of a mass casualty plan, coordinated medic drills for mass casualty situations, and reviewed the outcomes of the drills. Standardization of medic trauma medical bags, medic’s vehicle bags, and medic’s venue bags. Planned and implemented preventative health programs to include relevant vaccinations, dining facility inspections, food service classes and various OSHA inspections on FOB Oasis. Administrative duties included gathering medical data and creating charts and reports for monthly reporting. Reviewed certification status for each medic. Completed Occupational medical reports and accident injury reports. Jun 2010 to Feb 2012 Mariposa Family Medicine Associates, Mariposa CA Physician Assistant. Acute Care and Family Practice. High panel load of advanced diabetes, hypertension, alcoholism and other co morbidities. Initiate and interpret labs and x-ray studies including CTs & MRIs. Perform medical and surgical procedures. Provide health education to patients and families. Manages common medical problems encountered such as hypertension, diabetes, viral illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory conditions. Counsels patients on medical problems, use of medications, expected effects of treatments, diet and other health related information depending on the medical findings to ensure patients will being and knowledge of their conditions. Supervise and/or coordinate the activities of patient care and support staff within the clinic.

Dec 2009 to May 2010 Triage Staffing for Northeastern Rural Health Clinic, Susanville CA. Physician Assistant. Acute Care and Family Practice. Managed common medical problems encountered such as hypertension, diabetes, viral illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory conditions. Counsels patients on medical problems, use of medications, expected effects of treatments, diet and other health related information depending on the medical findings to ensure patients will being and knowledge of their conditions. Managed 20-45 patients per a day in a Urgent care facility Nov 08 to Feb 09 Staffcare Staffing for Mendicino Coastal Clinic, Fort Bragg CA. Physician Assistant seeing Acute Care and Family Practice in an isolated community. Teach illness prevention; actively participate in community health education. Perform emergency lifesaving procedures i.e. cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, massive hemorrhage. Provide patient quality compassionate and empathetic caring. Gave the patient more easily understood feedback and instructions, performed routine physical examinations and specialty exams such as gynecological examinations and records histories, orders appropriate and x-ray studies, electrocardiographs and other specialty procedures required to evaluate medical problems. Manages common medical problems encountered such as hypertension, diabetes, viral illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory conditions. Counsels patients on medical problems, use of medications, expected effects of treatments, diet and other health related information depending on the medical findings to ensure patients will being and knowledge of their conditions. Managed 20-30 patients per a day. Apr 08 to Sep 08 Mescalero Service Unit, Indian Health Services, Mescalero NM Physician Assistant, Caring for the 1st Nation in a variety of settings ranging from urgent care to multi-co morbidities. Covered inpatient care, admissions, and arranged transfers. High panel load of advanced diabetes, hypertension, alcoholism and other co morbidities utilizing EMR documentation. Solo provider daily from 1700 to 2330 and evening Hospitalist for all inpatient care after 1700. Completed hospital admissions, comprehensive physical assessment, evaluate, diagnoses, and treats new and existing patient’s medical and surgical conditions. Initiate and interpret labs and x-ray studies including CTs & MRIs. Perform medical and surgical procedures. Prescribe and refer patients for specialized consultation. Assist Physicians in medical and surgical procedures. Conduct follow-up patient care. Provide health education to patients and families. Supervise and/or coordinate the activities of patient care and support staff within the Hospital. Train and supervise medical residents engaged in specific clinical activities. Perform emergency lifesaving procedures i.e. cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, massive hemorrhage. Managed 20-30 patients a day.

Mar 07 to Jan 08 Crownpoint Service Unit, Indian Health Services, Crownpoint, NM Physician Assistant providing care to the 1st Nation in a variety of settings ranging from urgent care to multi-co morbidities. Rotated to several remote clinics and worked independent of medical officer / Doctor. Give comprehensive physical assessment. Evaluate diagnoses, and treats new and existing patient’s medical and surgical conditions. Initiate and interpret labs and x-ray studies including CTs & MRIs. Perform medical and surgical procedures. Prescribe and refer patients for specialized consultation. Assist Physicians in medical and surgical procedures. Conduct follow-up patient care. Provide health education to patients and families. Supervise and/or coordinate the activities of patient care and support staff within the clinic. Train and supervise medical residents engaged in specific clinical activities. Teach and train illness prevention. Actively participate in community health education. Perform emergency lifesaving procedures i.e. cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, massive hemorrhage.25-40 patients a day.

Jun 06 to Jan 2010 Onsite Health, San Carlos CA.

Physician Assistant – Traveling on weekends to various military bases in the US to provide physicals and pre/post deployment screening to our armed forces troops. Completed multiple types of Occupational screenings including sight, hearing conservation, and Personal Reliability Program. Determine suitability for deployment. Identify individuals suffering from new illnesses, post deployment complications and initiated care/referral to evaluate injuries. Feb 06 to Aug 06 Mukesh Naik, DO, Vacaville, CA

Physician Assistant - provided diagnostic and therapeutic medical care to patients to include taking case history, conducting physical examinations and ordering diagnostic studies. I rendered consultative opinions to ancillary health care personnel & supervised health care offered by medical technicians. Interpreted results in relation to physical examination findings and made diagnoses. 30-40 patients/day.

Jun 99 to Jun 02 Group Health Northwest. Spokane WA Medical Assistant Certified. Assist providers in the care and treatment of patients including the assisting in various procedures. Managed the back office.

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Aug 97 to Aug 98 Samaritan Training Center, Vacaville CA Paramedic Instructor, also certified healthcare professionals in ACLS, BTLS, BCLS, PALS, PHTLS, EKG recognition 1996 - 1997 Solano County Planned Parenthood, Fairfield CA Volunteer, Medical Assistant Assisted with various medical encounters. Ran the procedure room and cast room. 1991 - 1996 U.S. Naval Hospital, Roosevelt Roads. PR Primary / Emergency care provider. Over 30 patients/day. Executive assistant to Commanding Officer and the Director of Medical Services. Coordinator of the Independent Duty Corpsmen Program. Instructor BCLS and EMT courses. Created and in charge of Departmental Quality Assurance records review program. Collateral functions included instructing / tutoring medical and naval courses, counseling and directing various staff members, investigating adverse drug reactions and all special research projects assigned by the Commanding Officer. Independent Duty Corpsman program manager overseeing four facilities throughout the Caribbean.

1990 - 1991 Branch Medical Clinic Vieques. PR

Director and sole health care provider for an isolated clinic serving 1500 beneficiaries. Administered a $57,000 budget and responsible for $260,000 of plant property. Managed over 11 major programs ranging from NIOSH/OSHA compliance of an ammunitions depot, certifying food service attendants, conducting water testing, and ensuring compliance of all navy medical and health directives. Received a “Noteworthy” from the Inspector General during a CLI (inspection) for the exceptional management and providing stellar medical care at an isolated duty station. 1989 Operation Raleigh; Selected by Pentagon to work for Prince Charles as Ships Surgeon aboard Square Sail Brigantine 6 months. I participated in several humanitarian missions in Portugal, Spain, and France.

1987-90 Depoo Hospital, Key West FL

Psychiatric Technician in the only locked facility for 240 miles. Caring for patients with diagnosis varying from dementia to schizoid disorders. Administered medicine, wound care, and ensured a safe environment for staff and patients. Maintained medical and security documents. I also provided intervention counseling and behavior/impulse control. 1987 - 90 Medical Clinic, Key West FL

Head of Patient Administration department. Supervised 5 major programs, two medical record departments, managed 12 employees. Assisted Center for Disease Control with data collection during the swine flu outbreak. 1986 – 87 2nd Tank Battalion, 2 Division, Camp Lejeune NC Head of Education and Training. Head of Health record department. Coordinated the training for over1900 Marines and Sailors. Personally taught over 350 classes ranging from basic first aid, sexual harassment, wilderness survival, to leadership and professionalism. Responsible for the tracking, maintenance and safeguarding of over 2500 medical records. Inspections of my records and training program garnered a noteworthy (highest) rating during Inspector General review. 1985 – 86 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines Aid Station, Camp Lejeune NC Senior Corpsman of a weapons company. Supervised three medics. Conducted classes on first aid, sexually transmitted diseases and professional advancement. Coordinated medevac rescues, health / sanitation inspections and provided acute care to sailors – marines in the field and garrison

1982 – 85 Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth VA Shift supervisor in Emergency Room. Coordinated the treatment of acutely ill and traumatized patients in a facility that treated over 200 people in a 12-hour shift. Documented patient care, assisted in emergency surgeries, and monitored controlled substances. Responsible for duty assignments of eight personnel and two ambulance crews. EDUCATION

Present University of Nebraska

Applying for Master’s Program Physician Assistant Science, via long distance education program.. 2003-2005 Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland OH Physician Assistant Program, AA

1998-1999 Gonzaga University, Spokane WA

Organizational Leadership/ Management focus on Hospital administration – Bachelor’s degree 1980, 96 -97 Solano Community College, Suisun CA

AA in Science, graduated with high honors.

1993 - 1995 Central Texas College, Ceiba PR

1986 - 1990 Florida Keys Community College, Key West FL Computer Science. Word, Dbase, Supercalc, Lotus and other programs. 1985 Carolina Community College, Jacksonville NC Marine Biology I Undergraduate courses for Marine Biology / Chemistry major. 1990-1996 Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified and Advanced Trauma Life Support Course. 1989-1990 Advanced Hospital Corpsmen “C” school. Top 3% in class Certified Surface Forces Independent Duty Corpsmen. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth VA.

1986-1989 Patient Administration Management courses, to include Equal Rights and Sexual Harassment, and Leadership and management for supervisors at Naval Medical Clinic, Key West FL. 1984 -1986 Clinical Diagnosis course, Basic Life Support certification, CPR instructor certification Division Surgeons Office, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville NC.

1983 - 1984 Field Medical Service School. Camp Johnson NC. 1982 -1983 Hospitalman “A” school, Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego CA. Graduated High Distinction Certifications

NRCME certified

TECC Certified - Current

ACLS Instructor - Expired

BCLS

National Association Search and Rescue - Instructor EMT - P Instructor

California CCW permit

Certified Medical Assisteant

SCUBA - Search / Rescue, open water

M16, 9 mm and 45 cal Marksmen /Sniper

Helo-casting and speed roping cert.

Able Body Seamen British Royal Yachting Society

Organizations, Activities and Interests

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Past President of Solano Community College Fly Fishers Association

California Association Physician Assistant

Ohio Association of Physician Assistants

National Eagle Scout Association of America

Member Amador Co Search and Rescue Team

National Association of Search and Rescue Instructor Board Member Friends of Camp Silverado

I enjoy sailing, fly fishing, diving, photography, reading, community service, hiking/backpacking and any activity with my daughter. Benefits, profit sharing and health coverage have greater bearing then base salary. Position must be a good learning environment.

Strong consideration given to locations near trout fishing and excellent school systems.



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