#37 What is a Physician Assistant with Sabrina Runbeck, Cardiothoracic Surgery PA

Today, we are going to talk about Physician Assistant. What is it that they do and why do we usually face or talk to them first when we go see our doctor. Sabrina Runbeck, MPH, MHS, PA-C is a cardiothoracic surgery PA with more than 10 years of experience in public health and neuroscience.  Her vast knowledge and experience which was accompanied with burnout and overwhelmed, allow her to become an International Peak Performance Speaker empowering young professionals to find their voice and overcome the stress of their personal and professional expectations. This program allows them to reconnect with their passion, contribute positively to their organizations, and become influential in their fields without feeling overwhelmed, underappreciated, or undervalued! That’s why people call her the Queen of Performance and Productivity. She hosts the Powerful and Passionate Healthcare Professionals Podcast, has been featured on KevinMD, Authority Magazine, and Grit Daily. She is also an author of an upcoming book, Asian Women Who BossUp. She also regularly shares insights on Instagram for her audience and has spoken on numerous stages such as Speakers Pathway Coalition, Practice of the Practice, and Work from Your Happy Place. In this episode, Sabrina talks about what is a Physician Assistant, what is Cardiothoracic surgery in general and what does a cardiothoracic surgery Physician assistant do. She also talks about reviewing your energy, be able to focus and be productive and tap in your full potential as a health professional so that you can feel satisfied in the works that you do.    What we talk about:  

  • What does a Physician assistant do
  • Can a PA have their own private practice or they need to work with a doctor
  • From a patients standpoint, what can you expect if you go to see PAs or what you expect from PAs services
  • What cardiothoracic surgery is
  • The hours it takes for an open-heart surgery
  • Why it’s important for you to cough after surgery although it’s painful for you
  • Three things you can do to avoid heart failure

 Find more about Sabrina here: SabrinaRunbeck.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabrinarunbeck/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5l1FDKMi3tPg3XeFRbRMzwFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/sabrina.sxcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sabrinarunbeck/?hl=enTwitter: https://twitter.com/sabrinarunbeck?lang=enPodcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/powerful-passionate-healthcare-professionals-podcast/id1520028468 Want to instantly restore your energy and focus in 2 minutes even if your schedule is crazy? Download (SabrinaRunbeck.com/Energy) your FREE audio exercises and discover for yourself. Tweetable takeaway: 

“No matter what profession you are, whether you are a working professional or stay at home parent, what I want to advise you is you have to SAY NO to almost everything so that you can say HECK YES to the only things that truly matter to you.”

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