What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced training in diagnosing and treating illness. Nurse Practitioners are master’s prepared health experts that focus on HELPING YOU achieve total health and prevent disease. While Nurse Practitioners provide the same quality care as doctors, the philosophy of Nurse Practitioners is different. NP’s focus on prevention, wellness, and education. They spend more time with the patient and use that time to listen to your health concerns. Nurse Practitioners prescribe medications, treat illness, and administer physical exams.
What about Wellness?
Helping you STAY well is something that Nurse Practitioners are trained to excel at. Their holistic focus, which looks at the entire person, is well suited to helping an interested client become healthier. Preventive screening for disease such as elevated blood pressure, cholesterols, and cancer risks are additional areas of focus for the Nurse Practitioner.