Nurse practitioners (NPs) deliver advanced primary, acute and specialty care in over 1 billion patient visits each year. In every state, NPs assess patients, order and interpret tests, make diagnoses and treat patients — including prescribing medications. Millions of Americans choose NPs as their health care provider as they blend clinical expertise with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management. NPs bring a comprehensive perspective to health care that patients trust.
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Patients win when they have a choice of health care provider. Increasingly, patients are embracing prevention and early intervention to stay healthy and avoid health complications. NPs encourage health promotion and a comprehensive, wellness-first approach. Instead of waiting until something is wrong, NPs help their patients keep their health on track.
Most patients would like more personal attention from their health care provider. Research shows NPs are more accessible, spend more time with patients, ask thoughtful questions and provide comprehensive, patient-centered care. For many, this whole-patient approach is ideal for their health needs.
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NPs have been providing quality health care for more than half a century. Studies show that NPs improve patient outcomes, help lower heath care costs and partner with patients to improve their health.
NPs can be found in communities of every size. In fact, the number of NPs in rural and underserved communities is among the highest of all primary care health care providers. To locate an NP in your area, go to NPFinder.com or contact your insurer to locate an NP in your network.
NPs deliver a full range of primary, acute and specialty health care services, including: