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When to Use a Nurse Practitioner

From the Show: HER
Summary: How do you know when you need a nurse practitioner?
Air Date: 2/11/16
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Susan Wysocki, WHNP, FAANP
Susan-WysockiSusan Wysocki is a nationally recognized expert, opinion leader, speaker, writer, and consultant in the field of women’s health.

She is the president of iWomansHealth, bringing insight, information and inspiration through interconnections among key opinion leaders, healthcare professionals and consumers.

Susan was the president and CEO, and founding staff person, of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) for 25 years. She is also a women’s health nurse practitioner.

She serves on the editorial boards of American Nurse and Contraceptive Technology Update. She has authored numerous articles about issues in women’s health and has been a video blogger for Medscape.
When to Use a Nurse Practitioner
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who also has some additional training and education in a specific area like pediatrics.

Most nurse practitioners have a focus on health maintenance and prevention.

Many medical offices have nurse practitioners on staff to ease the patient load for the doctors. It's not uncommon to be seen by a nurse practitioner if you visit an urgent care office. Many individuals and families use nurse practitioners to assist in health care needs.

How do you know when you need a nurse practitioner?

Listen in as Susan Wysocki, WHNP, FAANP, joins Dr. Peeke to discuss what you need to know about finding a nurse practitioner for your health care needs.
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