The Exchange

Commentary and Observations from
the Medical Front Lines

Heather M. Hylton, MS, PA-C

Heather M. Hylton, MS, PA-C

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

With so many stories circulating about our collective struggle to "return to normal" after the last year and a half, I have been thinking a lot about how we can make small, meaningful steps each day to feel like we are moving forward.

Last year, I read Adam Grant's popular New York Times article, "There's a Name for the Blah You're Feeling: It's Called Languishing." He recently gave an insightful TED talk on this topic, describing his own experience over the last year as fee... Continue Reading

Filed under: Miscellaneous

Focus on the Task

Focus on the Task

Effective leaders, in any space, have the ability to successfully modulate their emotions as part of self-regulation. This allows for the selective filtering... Continue Reading

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Practice Management/Career

Leveraging Telehealth to Improve Access to Healthcare

Leveraging Telehealth to Improve Access to Healthcare

While strides have been made in the overall expansion of (and reimbursement coverage for) telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, there continue to... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Practice Management/Career

Wellness-Centered Leadership – Why it Matters

Wellness-Centered Leadership – Why it Matters

A paper recently published by Shanafelt et al titled: "Wellness-Centered Leadership: Equipping Health Care Leaders to Cultivate Physician Well-Being and Prof... Continue Reading

Filed under: NPs & PAs, Practice Management/Career

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 grea... 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

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