nurse practitioner

Increasingly, Americans do not see an actual doctor when they have an appointment at the doctor's office. Instead, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are often the ones performing routine treatment and diagnosis. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show “Take Care,” hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Atul Grover, chief public policy officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges about what NPs and PAs are allowed to do and how they are trained.

Coming up this week: nurse practitioners seek independence

Mar 28, 2014

We'll take on the controversy surrounding the independence of nurse practitioners. Should they be allowed to practice independently? The deans of Upstate Medical University's college of Medicine and Nursing discuss.

"The concerns that have been expressed is that they may not have had the same depth and breadth as physician training does,” says Dr. David Duggan, College of Medicine dean. “But the key, for anyone, is to know their limits and to know what is in the best interest of their patient and when their patient needs to get additional care.”

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