Nurse Practitioner Primary Care for Your Family

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Nurse practitioners provide a wide range of medical services for individuals, families and groups. Their services can include ordering and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests, prescribing pharmacologic agents and therapies, as well as teaching and counseling. A significant part of their practice is managing chronic and acute illnesses. Their knowledge in their areas allow them to effectively communicate and educate each one of their patients.

Not only can a nurse practitioner provide necessary primary care, but according to the American association of nurse practitioners, NPs can help lower the cost of healthcare, as patients who visit NPs experience shorter wait times and fewer emergency room visits.

Commitment to primary care.

Nurse practitioners are responsible for advancing the NP role, fulfilling a professional standard and competency. NPs are prepared through academic graduate programs (Master’s or doctoral). These programs specialize in clinical and acute knowledge practices that must meet the standard in their field. This is determined by state and specialty by the American Nurses Association. NPs make up the most rapidly growing component of the primary care workforce. They are uniquely qualified in order to provide the individual patient-centered care that is necessary to uphold the primary care needs of the nation.

NPs take patients' health history into account.

Nurse practitioners provide a range of services that focus around patients’ physical and mental well-being (gerontologic nursing). NPs will speak extensively with the patient to determine the necessary steps to a healthier lifestyle. NPs will look at a patients diet, past illnesses and family trends.

NPs are specialized in pediatrics.

Many NPs specialize in Pediatrics. With this knowledge and professional training an NP can perform a physical exam, plan a child’s care with parents along with the child’s health care team, order tests and procedures, and teach families about the effects of illnesses on a child’s growth and development. Pediatric and family practice NPs can treat rashes, ear infections, urinary tract infections and upper respiratory infections. An NP can assess your child’s illness and provide referrals to specialists, write prescriptions and order further testing if necessary.

NPs maintain a close working relationship with doctors and will consult them as needed. However, just like doctors, NPs are involved in much more than just one-on-one patient care. NPs train to prepare for disease prevention, reduction health risks and proper patient education.

Nurse practitioners are prepared to focus on adults, pediatric and gerontological health.

No matter the scope of your family’s health or age a Nurse practitioner is prepared to provide primary care. Combining knowledge and resources, nurse practitioners (NPs) work in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals, schools, urgent care centers. This allows them to treat patients from onset of illness through recovery. Nurse practitioners may assess, diagnose, order tests and even admit patients to the hospital when necessary. Providing seamless care means more positive clinical outcomes for patients and a better bottom dollar for many medical facilities as well.

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