Need A Nurse Practitioner?
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Every day except Tuesdays, I go to clinic and see children and adults who want help with their healthcare. Sometimes the doc can help. Sometimes he/she can't.
And sometimes, it seems like as a patient, you are put through so much trying to get to the bottom of things and/or trying one treatment after another that you begin to look back on your original complaint with fondness.
Being a good provider has a lot to do with having a good patient. Learning to be an effective patient is of tremendous help to the NP or MD. So...coming in a future post: Patient tips to maximize the NP's ability to accurately diagnose the problem while minimizing the discomfort.