Title: Physician Associate
Company: 2T Associates Physician Assistant Inc.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Steven Duvall Turnipseed, PA, Physician Associate at 2T Associates Physician Assistant Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Providers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in substance abuse services.
Mr. Turnipseed began his career in healthcare within the Special Forces of the United States Army between 1958 and 1968, where he participated with the medical corps as a primary care provider. Thereafter, he completed studies at the University of Washington in 1970 prior to earning a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Saratoga Springs in 1972. He returned to the University of Washington to obtain a Master of Public Health in 1982. He continued his professional career as a medical officer at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in 1968. Over the course of his career, he has found notable success as a physician assistant and the director of substance abuse services for Group Health Puget Sound from 1970 to 1999.
As a founding member of the board of directors for the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Mr. Turnipseed was appointed by the organization to serve on the National Board of Medical Examiners’ test writing committee and was responsible for developing the first PA national certifying exam, which was administered in 1973. Supplementing his professional career, he has contributed his expertise as an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Stonybrook and served on the board of directors for the MEDEX Communication Center, the Central Area Youth Association and Planned Parenthood Seattle. For his achievements in the field, he is honored to have been presented with the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Washington School of Medicine and a special award for outstanding non-physician providers, which currently bears his namesake. Furthermore, he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame as one of the twenty “Founding PAs” of the profession and was recognized for a multitude of Outstanding Contributions to Group Health Permanente. Above all, he is proud to have become one of the first African American physician associates in the United States.
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