Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Provider: How It Can Save You a Lot of Headaches This School Year by Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP

Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Provider: How It Can Save You a Lot of Headaches This School Year

When it comes to keeping a busy household functioning during the school year, parents have a lot to juggle. Even when things are running smoothly, one sick child can send an entire family into a tailspin, especially if you don’t have a primary care provider. Here are five reasons why a nurse practitioner (NP) can make your life a lot easier:

  • New patient appointments are hard to get. Some practices have wait times as long as 24 days for a physician, but NPs are far more accessible
  • You waste time getting new providers up to speed. It’s exhausting going through your family history at every appointment.
  • You don’t have a connection with providers. Your kids don’t feel comfortable sharing things with people they don’t know.
  • There’s no continuity of care. Subtle changes since the last appointment go unnoticed because the same person isn’t doing the exam.

Having a trusted primary care provider can help keep your family healthy and sane, and NPs are smart choice for parents on the go!

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