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Facebook Feedback: Private Practice

Published March 22, 2012 3:24 PM by Kelly Wolfgang

If you're not following us on Facebook, "like" us and start sharing in the conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word!

This week, 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 their opinions.

The 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 opening practices.

We asked Facebook fans what they thought of the proposed business model.

Here are selected responses, copied verbatim without editing:

  • Why not PAs???
  • I believe PAs can't practice without constant physician oversite
  • PA's 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 collaboration.
  • Correction!!! 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!
  • I 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!


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