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Integrating APPs in your Healthcare Organization with Dr. Matthew Barker, MD (Part 2)

December 23, 2021

Welcome to the second part of this two-part episode; Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Matthew Barker, a Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. He is the Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Avera Health. For 12 years at the University of South Dakota, Matthew has been a Professor of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine, and Neurosciences. 


In this episode, Matthew opens up on his journey into private medical practice in South Dakota, how he ended up having an idea for a full APP course, and how he engages his team in creating a meaningful culture at work.


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During this episode, you will learn about;

[01:55] How the APP course came into being and its mission

[06:47] Allowing APPs to work in your clinic is the starting point of medical magic 

[08:16] Available resources you can use to measure the level of your APPs mastery

[10:36] The noble and incomparable roles of medical practitioners to the society

[12:27] Matt’s Piano lessons and his hobbies

[18:34] Ending show

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