WHAT SERVICES DO NPs PROVIDE?

  • Obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations
  • Provide immunizations and other preventative care
  • Diagnose and treat illnesses
  • Identify, treat and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and arthritis
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests such as x-rays, blood work and EKG’s
  • Prescribe medications
  • Prescribe physical therapy, massage therapy and other rehabilitation therapy
  • Provide education to allow patients to make decisions about their own health
  • Refer patients to other health care providers for more complex and specialized care when necessary

WHY CHOOSE A NURSE PRACTITIONER?

  • Nurse Practitioners provide patients with information needed to make decisions about their own health
  • NPs take the time to listen to patients’ concerns, health and otherwise
  • NPs concentrate on preventative health care
  • NPs provide individualized, holistic (all encompassing) care