Welcome to the official website of the West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants (WVAPA). WVAPA serves the needs of Physician Assistants and Physician Assistant Students who work or reside in the state of West Virginia. WVAPA’s website serves its members and the public by providing a forum for services and ideas designed to strengthen and promote the PA profession throughout West Virginia.
WVAPA will strive to publicize the contributions of PAs to patients, employers, and policy makers. As the voice and advocate of PAs in West Virginia, WVAPA promotes continuing education for its members, provides PA employment information to PAs and physicians, and strengthens the role of PAs by supporting and encouraging membership in WVAPA.
Posted by Nick Vance, Monday, July 21st, 2014 @ 3:18pm
West Virginia Center for Drug and Health Information WVU School of Pharmacy
A Statewide Service Providing Drug, Drug Therapy, and Health Related Information
at No Cost for Health Professionals
The West Virginia Center for Drug and Health Information (WV CDHI), operated by the WVU School of Pharmacy in Morgantown, has been a regional resource for health professionals in WV for over 35 years. The WV CDHI’s mission is to provide health care professionals and others with:
Specific answers to questions about medications (prescription, nonprescription, natural products), including but not limited to dosage/administration, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, contraindications, drug interactions, toxicity information, drug-drug parenteral compatibilities and monitoring guidelines
Current guidelines for the treatment of various disease states
Evaluative information from the medical and pharmaceutical literature
Consultations regarding an individual patient’s drug therapy
Facts about newly marketed drugs, those currently waiting approval, and investigational agents
The WV CDHI staff analyzes published information to provide relevant, specific answers to questions. All answers provided are fully referenced, with references provided as desired to the health care provider for their review.
Resources used by the WV CDHI to research and answer questions include:
Many textbooks, including specialized references
Numerous medical and pharmacy journals
Comprehensive information services including the Micromedex Information System
Computer databases, such as PubMed (MEDLINE) and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
Various other print and electronic resources such as Clinical Pharmacology, Facts and Comparisons, Lexi-Comp, AHFS Drug Information, Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs & others
Contact WV CDHI:
800-352-2501 (in WV)
304-293-6640 (local, out-of-state)
If you have a mobile device, you can create a shortcut to this form on your Home screen. With an iPhone or iPad, go to the page through your browser and click the button that looks like this (either at the bottom with iPhone or the top with iPad): Tap “Add to Home Screen.” This creates a shortcut directly to the question form that looks (and works) like an app.
WV CDHI Staff: Marie A. Abate, B.S., PharmD., Director; firstname.lastname@example.org; 304-293-1463
Matthew L. Blommel, PharmD., Assistant Director; email@example.com; 304-293-1467
Christopher Isabella, PharmD., Drug Information Resident, firstname.lastname@example.org; 304-293-6640
Senior Doctor of Pharmacy degree candidates (4th professional year) on rotation in the WV CDHI
Please contact us if you would like stickers with our contact information to place by your phone. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.
Posted by Nick Vance, Thursday, June 12th, 2014 @ 3:27pm
CMS issued new rules in May that decreases practice barriers for PAs in Rural Settings at Rural Health Clinics & FQHC. This will allow better access to care for patients in rural communities throughout the country specifically WV.