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Nurse Practitioners

The Frontline Caregivers of the Future Will Be Highly Educated, Skilled and Motivated Nurses

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 10.06.2014 | College
Jennifer J. Raab

Increasingly, highly educated nurses and nurse practitioners will be providing primary care services, assuming many of the duties that were once the exclusive province of MDs.

The Doctor Is Out, But the Advanced Practice Provider Can See You Now

Sofia F. Garcia, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sofia F. Garcia, Ph.D.

All of us as patients would do well to make informed decisions about the providers we see based on the fit between their established qualifications and our needs -- not knee-jerk reactions to their titles.

3 Words Could Save Billions in Healthcare Costs

Shar McBee | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Shar McBee

The question is this: Are our elected officials locked in a conventional view of the way things work, at our expense? Are they stuck with selfish motives and preconceived ideas? Or can they recognize true solutions?

Time to Ease Restrictions On Nurses?

David Freudberg | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
David Freudberg

To the extent the ACA serves the humane purpose of preventing vulnerable people from falling through the cracks, it means these patients must be accommodated by our health care infrastructure.

Doctors or Dinosaurs?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

When you visit your physician -- or general practitioner -- what usually happens? They usually give you a referral. Even if you don't have the type of insurance that requires referrals, if you have anything that requires a skill set beyond giving a flu shot, you will be referred elsewhere.

Astoria Characters: The Nurse the Doctor Ordered

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.20.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Alma Mesquita is a tower of tranquillity. Stethoscope slung over her shoulders like a shawl, she speaks in soft, lilting tones that promise that no matter what's wrong, she'll make everything all right.

What Health Care Can Learn From Auto Repair

James R. Knickman | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

Many say we need to train more primary care doctors. This is a good long-term goal, but in the short term, we need to use all of our primary care professionals as efficiently as possible.

Doctor Shortage? 28 States May Expand Nurse Practitioners' Role

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — A nurse may soon be your doctor. With a looming shortage of primary care doctors, 28 states are considering expanding the authority of...