Maggie Casteel Smith
Physician Assistant Student
University of Kentucky
Maggie Casteel Smith is a second-year student in the Physician Assistant Studies Master of Science program at the University of Kentucky. She is from Glasgow, KY. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Her fields of interest include rural healthcare, oncology, and women’s health.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BACKGROUND: As many as 30% of emergency department (ED) visits in the United States are for problems that are not considered urgent,1 meaning they could have been treated in another setting. Patients with chronic conditions often seek care from ED services for non-emergent problems. $4.4 billion in annual costs could be saved if patients sought treatment for their non-urgent problem in the proper setting. Interprofessional clinics (IPCs) are well-suited to address these challenges. Despite robust literature on specialty IPCs, a gap in the literature merits exploration for primary care IPCs.…