About Us

You’re busy. You have patients to see, paperwork to do, and work and home life to juggle. So we wanted to create a place that can be your one stop every day for professional and clinical information, learning and career opportunities, and social and professional networking.

Clinician1 is designed to help you grow professionally while interacting socially. You’ll gain access to the latest medical news, read articles written specifically for you by our team of writers and bloggers, test your clinical skills with quizzes and patient cases, and grow your professional and social networks.

If all you want to do is browse, that’s OK with us. You’ll find new content to read every day you log in. But any community is only as strong as its members, so we encourage you to comment, post thoughts and questions, take quizzes, connect with colleagues, and help solve patient cases — or share your own! We hope you will find Clinician1 to be a valuable resource to learn about what’s going on in healthcare, sharpen your clinical skills, and find some new colleagues.

If you need instruction on any site features, view our short demo video. If you have a question, comment, concern, or just want to say “hi,” drop us a line at support@clinician1.com.

Enjoy the site!


Dave Mittman,
PA, DFAAPA Founder and Editor-in-Chief



Founded in 2008 by Dave Mittman, PA, DFAAPA, a longtime PA advocate and publisher, Clinician1 has grown into the largest online community of NPs and PAs. Clinician1 combines the aspects of professional and news sites with the networking and community of LinkedIn and Facebook.

In 2015, Clinician1 was purchased by Barton Associates, a leading locum tenens staffing and recruiting firm. Barton Associates shared Clinician1’s vision for a vibrant internet community for NPs and PAs. Through the partnership, Clinician1 was able to build a brand-new online platform and hire staff to create original content for community members.


The Clinician1 Editorial Board


The Clinician1 Editorial Board is a group of NPs and PAs in various stages of successful careers who advise the Clinician1 staff, participate on the site, and write blogs, articles, patient cases, quizzes, and community posts. The Board offers clinical and professional insight that helps us improve the community for all members. They are an invaluable resource, and the C1 staff greatly appreciates the time they give us when they all have very busy schedules.