Why Primary Care

NPs Lead the Way in Primary Care

The NP workforce is expanding much faster than other health care professions, and most of that growth has been in primary care.

By 2026, the supply of primary care NPs is expected to increase by 31 percent.

As the provider landscape continues to shift, expect to see more primary care NPs located near you. 

NPs Excel in Primary Care

Primary care providers quarterback patient health teams.

Because NPs focus on whole-patient care, primary care coordination is comprehensive and seamless – especially if it involves outside referrals and specialists.

NPs are well-aware of this perfect fit, which explains why 8 out of 10 deliver primary care. 

NPs are the Primary Care Provider of Choice for Millions of Americans.

Choosing the right primary care provider is a big decision. NPs are redefining this role, and patients are taking advantage of more individualized care as a result. If you haven’t met with an NP to talk about your health, consider making an appointment today!

Percentage of NPs Prepared in Primary Care: 90

Annual Primary Care Physician Shortage: 8,200

Total States with a Growing Number of Primary Care NPs: 13


NPs Will Offset Provider Shortages

You may already be feeling the pinch of provider shortages as our population ages and access to care expands, but help is on the way.

More than 50,000 NPs will enter an otherwise shrinking health care workforce in the coming years, which is great news for those seeking the best in health care. 

NPs Are Redefining Patient-Provider Relationships

Most patients would like more personal attention from their health care provider.

NPs by design are 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.