The Exchange

Commentary and Observations from
the Medical Front Lines

Heather M. Hylton, MS, PA-C

Heather M. Hylton, MS, PA-C

The Power of Presence

The Power of Presence

For the greater part of a decade, I was fortunate to work with, and be mentored by, an incredible physician leader. When you think about attributes of a great leader (eg, trustworthiness, empathy, accountability, integrity, humility) there is not one area where this physician leader did not shine. One of this person's most exceptional attributes was (and is) presence.

During my time working with him, I found this person's remarkable presence to manifest in multiple ways... Continue Reading

Filed under: NPs & PAs, Practice Management/Career

The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening

One of my favorite songs is "The Sounds of Silence" by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Although my interpretation of this song may vary from the artists' inten... Continue Reading

Filed under: NPs & PAs, Practice Management/Career

Silver Linings

Silver Linings

In the wake of the fear, confusion, and devastation propagated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are realizing the world as we have known it will forever be a cha... Continue Reading

Filed under: Miscellaneous

Global Commitment and Pandemic Prevention

Global Commitment and Pandemic Prevention

Several years ago, I was fortunate to hike in the Zambia bush where I was accompanied by a naturalist who spoke of the many issues related to wildlife trade... Continue Reading

Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Miscellaneous, Public Health

Development Widget