How do you feel about the term mid-level provider?

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APC sounds pretty good until we think it's not politically correct
I practice to the highest standards of my profession. Mid level implies less than top level.
None of us are providers. We are physcicans, doctors, NP's, PA's. I am a provider for my family, not patients. Don't degrade what I went medical school to study for.
this is too much, they want to practice medicine, not go to medical school, and still be equal, hence they are "mid-level" providers
i dislike the term "provider". i am a doctor, they are a provider.
Call them by their actual credentials or mid-level provider. Calling them anything else further confuses the patient about who they are seeing and their qualifications and training. (Especially now that many of the NPs are graduating with DNPs and insisting on being called Doctor.)

If they want to be called Doctor, they can go to medical school and begin to learn what they don't know. If they feel their training is equivalent, then they should be practicing independently and be held to the same standards as physicians.
Lots of confusion by patients re: level of training . Must differentiate Physician vs PA and NP.
I think PA or NP is fine, but Clinician is fine as well. As a PA I fail to see the problem. I think the NP's want to be Doctors without putting in the time. It's all silly!
"Provider"
Personally, it's not about the name but should be more about how that practitioner practices medicine. What I mean is, it doesn't matter if you are called a mid-level or low-level scum - if you take care of your patients the way you should be doing, then the title is meaningless. If you're stuck on the title then you have the wrong focus.
Simply put Physician Associates.
a close second would be advanced practice clinician, but I am a PA and not a midlevel ANYTHING. Thank you for asking.
Our facility previously called NP's and PA's mid levels, but there was some controversy and now we referto them as APC's or Advanced Practice Clinicians.
I would like to know what people refer to them by. We call all the docs "Doctor" both to the patient and within the office, but we call the mid-levels: Kim or Pam. The formal Ms Smith doesn't seem appropriate. To the patient, saying Nurse Practioner Smith could be okay but awkward. However, the MAs don't know what to call the Mid-levels informally within the office. Just wondering how this was handled by other offices
Most NP's and PA's find it offensive because they want to be "doctors"
I think the term mid-level providers is fine. It is a good all encompassing term that most people understand. I do like "Advanced Practice Clinician" as well, but I don't think it is as universally accepted.
MGMA refers to all non-physician providers as NPPs. When lumping together NPs and PAs, it's easier to use the term "midlevels."
I didn't go through extensive and rigorous training and studying to be the "mid" level of anything. I provide only high level care and I have a high level of education and skill. Mid-level makes it sound like I am half of a doctor. I am different from a doctor, but I am not less than one when it comes to my patient care and the results my patient's report from my care.
Mid-levels can be problematic when we are held to incident to billing criteria. The term I dont feel is offensive however I believe we should be calling them by their credentials.
A lot of us so called mid-levels have doctorate degrees.
There is way too many terms that are being thrown around to the general public which only goes to spark additional confusion. What is a urgent care ? What is the difference between urgent care vs convenient care?? I believe in being straight to the point.
We mostly refer to them by their credentials to our patients. We use 'mid-level' provider when referring to a 'group' of people.
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