Victor Li MD
Stephen Pasquini PA-C is a 2004 graduate of the Rutgers/UMDNJ PA program, a National Health Service Corps Scholarship recipient and a proud physician assistant with over thirteen years of clinical experience in bilingual Spanish/English settings. He is the owner and creator of The Physician Assistant Life Website, Smarty PANCE PA Board Review and the web chair for Physician Assistants for Global Health with a goal of bringing greater awareness and understanding of the PA profession. He has co-authored several books on the PA profession. Stephen has a passion for primary care medicine and delights in the chance to provide a safe medical home with continuity of care for all his patients. His goal is to build a healthier community and someday see a world without healthcare inequality.
Part of an multidisciplinary team using integrative and novel approaches to treat pain at its source while decreasing dependence on opioid pain medications. Our philosophy is to properly diagnose and treat the cause of pain rather than mask symptoms. I work in a very busy office setting treating often complex and difficult cases. Along with diagnosis and treatment I perform numerous procedures on our patients, including but not limited to, ultrasound guided injections, selective nerve blocks, intramuscular trigger point injections and leading small groups within our functional restoration and rehabilitation program.
Physician assistant and primary care provider in a fast-paced, rural, community health center. Involved in all aspects of patient care across the lifespan, including; detailed history, physical examinations, development and implementation of treatment plans, prescription of medications, ordering and interpretation of laboratory tests and diagnostic studies, as well as in-office surgical procedures. For many years I served as the sole clinical provider on weekends and holidays, have participated in a community based program to teach sexual education in local area middle schools, and have joined in an effort to provide free physical examinations to the uninsured through our community outreach program.
Medical lead and co-organizer of a physician assistant led medical missions team to Port-au-Prince Haiti. We provide primary care to underserved communities in and around Port-au-Prince as well as several rural outlying villages in the region. We team with local doctors, dentists and volunteers to provide ongoing services and prescription medications through local contacts in an effort to extend services beyond present day needs.
On site supervisor and lead technician during mobile community blood drives. On site coordinator of bone marrow and rare blood donor drives. Supervised 2-15 staff/volunteers per day. Performed venipuncture for whole blood/sample collection. Screened donors for medical history, took vital signs and performed hematocrit testing. Monitored and cared for all donor reactions. Trained and precepted new staff. Responsible for post drive summary, donor health reports, computer/data entry, on-site maintenance, post donation evaluations and all on-site consultations with mobile coordinators and clinical program nurses.
Performed venipuncture for laboratory testing on adults and children in both inpatient and outpatient setting. Educated patients on correct specimen handling and collection. Ordered and distributed diagnostic tests from outside laboratories. Trained new personnel in venipuncture and laboratory procedures. Tended to all patient reactions and complications as needed.
Intensive program included 18 months of classroom training shared with Robert Wood Johnson medical students culminating with 16 months of clinical rotations.
Masters Project: Community Oriented Primary Care Summer Assistantship: In collaboration with the Jersey Shore Medical Center "A" Team, a clinic providing care to underserved patients with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, I organized and created a community awareness campaign regarding Hepatitis C infection/transmission. Provided direct patient outreach within the team’s mobile unit and compiled on-site research data for publication to guide Hepatitis C treatment and education within the clinic.
Scholarship - Dean's List