Nurse Practitioners: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Nurse practitioners Just what the doctor ordered
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Medical Doctor Associates
Posted:
February 02, 2017 11:52 AM (EST)
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If you’re a psychologist with a busy or expanding practice, a nurse practitioner can be just what the doctor ordered—the perfect health-care professional to assist you in meeting the needs of your patients. He or she can work independently, yet collaborate with you to provide optimum patient care.

Why You Can Trust a Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners are licensed professionals who have completed a master's or doctoral degree program. They offer primary care services to patients. Each year, they are the first point of contact for 870 million patients. They have an average of 12 years of experience in patient care, and they are known as educators, researchers, and clinicians who are interested in patients’ overall well-being.
 
A psychiatric nurse practitioner is trained to do the following:
  • Assess, diagnose, and treat mental illness
  • Provide high-quality counseling and therapy
  • Educate patients and their families about mental-health or behavioral issues and how to make positive lifestyle and health choices. 
  • Prescribe medications

Reliable and Comprehensive Assistance

A nurse practitioner is a highly qualified professional who can complete preliminary responsibilities in your behalf. After collaborating with you, a final decision about the appropriate treatment for each patient can be made. Of course, you have the freedom to choose which tasks to delegate, but you can receive reliable and comprehensive assistance in a variety of areas, including:
  • Reviewing patient medical history
  • Conducting patient interviews
  • Recording patient information in database
  • Recommending counseling or therapy
  • Assessing patient progress and the effectiveness of therapy, and recommending modifications
  • Conducting research
This assistance can give you more time to personally focus on the aspects of patient care that are the most critical for successful treatment outcomes.

Contact Us for a Consultation

The staffing partners at Medical Doctor Associates are highly trained professionals who are skilled at matching psychologists with the right health-care professional for their practice. We listen closely to understand:
  • The nature of your practice
  • Your work style
  • The qualifications and personality type needed for a health-care professional that can help your patients feel comfortable and help your business thrive.
Contact us for a hassle-free consultation to learn more about your options for temporary or permanent staff.

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