Where Do Nurse Practitioners Turn When They Need Collaborating Docs?

On episode 453 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Dr. Annie DePasquale, MD, a physician who cares about nurse practitioners and helps them to find caring, compassionate, and interested physicians with whom they can collaborate, especially in states where such a relationship is legally required.

In 2020, Dr. DePasquale founded Collaborating Docs when she realized that the hoops that nurse practitioners have to jump through to start practicing are too exhausting for anyone to handle alone, especially in light of how challenging it is for NPs to find collaborating physicians.

Dr. DePasquale benefited greatly from the mentorship of NPs throughout her career, especially when she was a green new doctor, so she is very committed to giving back to the community that helped her so much. Her mission is to make it easy for NPs to help more patients by having freedom of choice. Collaborating Docs has helped over 2500 NPs match with collaborating physicians.

Originally studying piano & French as an undergrad at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. DePasquale subsequently graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and completed her Facility Medicine Residency program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has taught for the Teach America program in Baltimore, MD and worked for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in Washington, D.C., Medford, Oregon, and Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at NurseKeith.com, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting, and Mark Capispisan is our stalwart social media ringmaster and newsletter wrangler.

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