Nurse Practitioners: The New Vital Sign of Health Care?
April 5, 2016•12 min
Host: Renée Simone Yolanda Allen, MD, MHSc., FACOG
Midlevel providers help fill the gap in health care coverage across the country. Nurse practitioners, in particular, have the distinct capabilities to work independently in a variety of areas including consultations, treatments, and authorization of durable medical equipment. Host Dr. Renee Allen chats with Patrick Washington, a board-certified nurse practitioner in family medicine, about the role NPs play in the healthcare system, how education requirements are evolving, and where NP duties differ from those of physician assistants (PAs).