Category: Preventative Medicine


Take an Active Role in Your Healthcare

March 13th, 2012 — 8:03am

When it comes to taking the best care of your health, you and your doctor have to work together. The two of you are co-captains of your healthcare team. Continue reading »

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What Is a Nurse Practitioner Post 2

August 12th, 2011 — 11:20am

What can Nurse Practitioners do? Family Nurse Practitioners provide primary care. They can perform, by some estimates, up to 85% of that of a Family Practice Physician. Medicaid has covered the services of Nurse Practitioners since 1990. Thirty-seven percent of HMO’s recognize Nurse Practitioners as primary care providers. VA hospitals all hire Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Practitioners work in the Public Health Sector and on Indian Reservations. In some states, Nurse Practitioners can open their own clinic with a practice agreement involving a local group of physicians. In almost all states Nurse Practitioners can write prescriptions, order lab tests and X-rays, and perform physical examinations. They can diagnose, treat and monitor chronic diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. Continue reading »

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What Is a Nurse Practitioner Post 1

August 5th, 2011 — 11:11am

Your two year old may have an ear infection, your teenager may have flu-like symptoms that won’t go away, or you may need your yearly pap smear. The next time you go to your local clinic, you may be told, ‘You may see the Nurse Practitioner now.’ So, what is a Nurse Practitioner? Continue reading »

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