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Medboard Matters Podcast

Problems and misunderstandings with physician supervision of PAs, NPs and other APPs are perennial issues in North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) enforcement cases. In this episode of MedBoard Matters, Host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with John Goldfield, PA-C, who is an Assistant Medical Director with the NCMB about his experiences building successful relationships with supervising physicians.

Posted November 3, 2023 | 
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Physician Assistant Resources page
Physician Assistant Rules
Position Statement - 9.1.1: Physician Supervision of Other Licensed Health Care Professionals

Position Statement - 9.1.2: Professional Behavior Within the Healthcare Team

Lessons from NCMB’s Disciplinary Committee: avoiding missteps with physician supervision of APPs

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Hosts and Guests

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Communications Director, North Carolina Medical Board

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Jean Fisher Brinkley is NCMB’s Communications Director, a role that involves developing and overseeing production of communications materials and strategies needed to enhance public and professional awareness and understanding of the Board and its mission. She joined NCMB in 2008, after an 11-year career in newspaper journalism, most of it dedicated to reporting on medicine, health policy and the business aspects of health care.

Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two daughters.

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John Goldfield, PA-C

Assistant Medical Director, North Carolina Medical Board

John Goldfield, PA-C

John Goldfield, PA-C is an Assistant Medical Director in the Office of the Medical Director with the North Carolina Medical Board. John is a Physician Assistant having trained at Duke University and has been practicing in North Carolina since 2004. He enjoyed careers in Urgent Care, Orthopedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine before starting with the North Carolina Medical Board.

John is an avid trail and ultra-marathon runner, plays harmonica and sings in his band, The Motel Keys, and lives vicariously through his two amazing daughters who are both in college.