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we posted the article "Organizing and Investing to Expand Primary Care
Availability with Nurse Practitioners" by Peter J. Levin and Rick Bateman from Journal of Community Health to our Facebook page and asked fans for
article, focusing on the growing shortage of primary care physicians, proposes
an organized practice expansion of nurse practitioners. It additionally summons
the support of business-oriented management organizations to assist NPs in
We asked Facebook fans what they
thought of the proposed business model.
selected responses, copied verbatim without editing:
believe PAs can't practice without constant physician oversite
are required to have on site supervision! Where in I believe 23 states NP's can
already practise independently (Put out their shingle) and other states with MD
On site I didn't mean physically!! But they practise together!! An NP can
practise in many states with out that controlled supervision! However they can
by choice collaborate with an MD (specifically Specialists)! Or to add can even
have an MD on their payroll if they want them to just sign off every two weeks
or call them if they need further direction!
would rather have a NP and/or PA treating me than a physician. For me,
personally, they seem to take more time, actually listen, and care about
getting us well. Chase, specifically is the best pediatric provider I have ever
taken my child to see.
The article received a
lot of great feedback from our readership, but the conversation isn't over! What is your opinion on the
article? Please share with us in the comments below or on our Facebook page!