Nurse Practitioners: 5 Ways NPs Are Saving Busy Parents This Winter! by Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
Winter is here. So are fevers and runny noses. Here are five ways nurse practitioners (NPs) can streamline your family’s health needs:
- Same day clinics: Visit your local NP located in clinics at local retailers to address that ear infection or other acute illness before it keeps you up all night. Get an appointment, diagnosis, prescription, if needed, and peace of mind in a single visit.
- Flu shots: NPs are bringing flu shots to patients in many communities, staffing quick and accessible clinics that save parents a ton of time.
- On-site clinics: From a raging sinus infection to flu shots, sometimes skipping work for your health needs is nearly impossible. A quick trip to your office’s nurse practitioner can save you time.
- Fast office appointments: Many practices have NPs to meet the needs of patients in acute and chronic health care visits. Don’t settle for waiting weeks for care when a trained NP can see you much sooner.
- Better preventative care: By design, NPs’ schedules allow them to spend more time with patients and focused on prevention and education.
No matter how busy life gets, family health should be the top priority – and NPs are making that easier than ever.
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