Why Choose a Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse practitioners have been providing primary care in the United States since the mid-1960s. As opposed to registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners are trained to practice independently, with the ability to see patients, diagnose, and write prescriptions without the supervision of a doctor. Nurse practitioners are trained with a more holistic and patient-centered approach as compared to other health care professionals.
Numerous studies have proven that practitioners provide at least an equal and often higher quality of care for patients in the primary care setting than physicians. Nurse practitioners tend to spend more time with patients and seem to make them more comfortable. At 448 Griffing Avenue Nurse Practitioner PC, we plan to demonstrate that this translates into better care for the patient, and at a lower cost.