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.