Episode 72: Physician Mentorship and Collaborative Practice Endeavor in Matchmaking Nurse Practitioner with Physicians

Welcome to Episode 72 of the Sustainable Clinical Medicine Podcast!

In today's episode, Dr. Sarah Smith sits down with Dr. Annie DePasquale, a family physician with a diverse clinical background. From working in family medicine clinics to mentoring nurse practitioners and pioneering a successful matchmaking venture for clinicians, Dr. DePasquale's journey is both inspiring and transformative.

Here are 3 key takeaways from this episode:

  1. Learn about Dr. DePasquale's venture matching nurse practitioners with collaborating physicians, helping 4,000 NPs nationwide!
  2. Discover how she found work-life balance and fulfillment in mentoring, teaching, and managing a thriving business.
  3. Uncover the positive impact of collaborative programs in healthcare and the evolving regulations affecting nurse practitioners.

Dr. Annie DePasquale Bio:

Dr. Annie DePasquale, MD is a Board-certified Family Medicine physician who first-hand saw an unmet need for her NP colleagues who need a supervising physician to practice independently.

Dr. Annie DePasquale studied Piano & French as an Undergrad at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and completing her Facility Medicine Residency program at Georgetown University in Washington DC. She taught for the Teach America program in Baltimore, MD and worked for Federally Qualified Health Centers in Washington, DC, Medford, OR & Lynchburg, VA.

In 2020, Dr. Annie DePasquale founded Collaborating Docs when she realized how hard it is for NPs to find a collaborating physician. The hoops that nurse practitioners have to jump through to start practicing are too exhausting for anyone to handle alone. Dr. DePasquale benefited greatly from the mentorship of NPs throughout her career, especially when she was a green new grad, so she is very committed to giving back to the community that helped her so much.

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