Quality Health Care: Here Are 4 Reasons to See a Nurse Practitioner This Year by Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP
Nurse practitioners (NPs) have fast becoming the provider of choice for people seeking quality care without the hassles of a traditional office visit. NPs have shorter wait times, spend more time with patients, provide more holistic care and are more accessible than ever before. Here are four reasons to visit an NP this year:
- You need a flu shot. A quick trip to an NP office, or any of the nearly 3,000 retail clinics staffed by NPs, can help you cross this unpopular to-do off your list.
- You need a checkup. Only one in four adults see a provider regularly, but it doesn’t have to be an ordeal. An NP can test your blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol, give overdue vaccinations and referrals, and provide peace of mind.
- You don’t feel well. Ditch long appointment wait times and find an NP who can see you ASAP. Things like the flu, strep throat and shingles need immediate attention but not necessarily urgent care.
- You have a nagging concern. About 150 million Americans have at least one chronic health condition. An NP can help fix it, or keep it from getting worse.
NPs helped more than a billion patients last year. Find one near you today!
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