The American Health Council has cordially appointed Mr. David Agbunag as Best in Medicine. Bringing over 18 years of service to the healthcare sector, Mr. Agbunag is distinguished in his roles as Midwest Regional Director of APP’s and as an esteemed Physician Assistant.
Mr. Agbunag always knew he wanted to be a part of something bigger than himself. During his undergrad years, he enjoyed playing soccer. When it was time to declare a major, he was unsure if he wanted to pursue medicine or exercise physiology. At the time, he was in the athletic training program and really enjoyed it. After his undergraduate studies, he became an athletic trainer but still was striving for more, so then decided to pursue his Masters in Education. After completing his masters, he still had a desire to do more with medicine and patient care, so he applied to Physician Assistant school and never looked back.
Having completed his studies at various academic establishments including Charleston Southern University, Old Dominion University and Medical University of South Carolina, he attained his BS in 2000, his MS in Education in 2002 and his MS in Physician Assistant Studies in 2006. Mr. Agbunag currently works at US Acute Care Solutions, where he has resided for the past 8 years.
Putting ownership in the hands of physicians and patient care is at the forefront of every decision made at US Acute Care Solutions. This group is growing to meet the needs of the changing industry and developing innovative ways to deliver better outcomes. Today, this health care center serves of 6 million patients annually, at more than 180 locations in 22 states and is growing bigger every day.
Specializing in Emergency Medicine, on a day to day basis, Mr. Agbunag works in the emergency room where he independently sees patients and co-manages critical patients with a physician in the hospital. In addition, he is currently one year into his position as Regional Director of Advanced Practice Providers. In this position, he manages a team of lead nurse practitioners, physician assistants and advanced practice providers. They oversee regional operations of emergency departments. He is also a Clinical Instructor for Ohio University Physician Assistant students.
Over the course of his impressive career, Mr. Agbunag has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including the coveted Teaching Award at Miami University and also being recognized as President of his class. Mr. Agbunag’s prestige is further recognized by his affiliations with the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is also in the process of applying for membership to the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants.
Looking back at his many achievements, Mr. Agbunag believes his success stems from his wife and family. He takes great pride in the fact he was able to return to school as an adult, where he mentally and physically was able to support his home. The ability to be a leader as a PA and to make executive decisions is a huge responsibility, which he enjoys and takes seriously. He also takes the ability to leave a legacy of good physician assistantship and set a good example for future PA’s as a privilege and honor.
Over the next five years, Mr. Agbunag plans to stay on his current career track. He
anticipates continuing to grow as a leader for all healthcare providers that need a focus. He wants to provide them with continuous gratification in their career, so that they see it as not ‘just a job’. In addition, the esteemed professional plans to continue with clinical instruction, which he enjoys very much. Whilst he can see more teaching and formal instruction in his future path, he would never plan to take his hand out of clinical since he enjoys it too much.
Mr. Agbunag is proud of the family he has today. He has a wonderful wife who he
adores and the three children they have together; he loves spending time with them all. When not busy working, Mr. Agbunag enjoys playing soccer and coaching the youth soccer and baseball teams his son and daughter are on. He regularly goes to the gym and works out with early morning personal training. Whenever possible, Mr. Agbunag dedicates his time to charitable activities for Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity.
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Midwest Regional Director of APP’s, Physician Assistant at US Acute Care Solutions
- This group is growing to meet the needs of the changing industry and developing innovative ways to deliver better outcomes.
- Today US Acute Care Solutions serves of 6 million patients annually, at more than 180 locations in 22 states and growing bigger every day.
Source: US Acute Care Solutions
- American Academy of Physician Assistants
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants