We treat acute illnesses such as bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia, flu, strep, ear infections and UTI. Primary care services offered include management of chronic health conditions including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, chronic heart failure, and COPD. We offer simple laceration repair. We accept appointments for annual physicals including yearly exams for women. We offer lab services through LabCorp. We are currently accepting new patients and accept most insurances.
Findings of this systematic review suggest that APNs in primary care settings perform as well as physicians in terms of clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. Results were mixed across studies regarding whether APNs ordered more diagnostic tests, and some evidence suggested APNs more frequently asked patients to return to the clinic after a consultation. APN consultations took slightly longer than physician consultations, but did not translate to overall increased costs. There was also evidence suggesting that APN patients required fewer total primary care visits, and that APNs demonstrated similar guideline adherence to physicians and provided more thorough patient education. Overall, APNs in these studies provided care that was in some ways different from care provided by physicians, but with comparable quality and at equal or lower cost.
International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2015, 27(5), 396“404 doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzv054 Advance Access Publication Date: 3 August 2015