Skip to main content
1-800-472-6786

SANSUM CLINIC BLOG

The Value of Advanced Practice Providers in Caring for Our Patients

Mar 12, 2019, 12:13 PM by GoodHealth Magazine
´╗┐NPs and PAs are nationally certified as Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants and they embody the importance of teamwork in delivering coordinated, optimal care to each patient!

Sansum Clinic Advanced Practice Providers 2018Now often referred to as Advanced Practice Providers or APPs, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants have been an integral part of our healthcare team at Sansum Clinic for the past 46 years, but you may not know about the valuable role of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants (NPs and PAs) in departments such as Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Endocrinology, Cardiology, OB/Gynecology, Anticoagulation, Rehab/Extended Care and Oncology/Hematology.

NPs and PAs are clinicians who blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management. NPs and PAs bring a comprehensive perspective to healthcare. Some NPs and PAs do acute/episodic care and then transfer patients back to their primary care provider (PCP). Other NPs and PAs serve as the PCP and provide for all of a patients’ healthcare needs, concerns and annual visits on an ongoing basis.

NPs and PAs are scheduled with patients daily and are responsible for the full care of each patient including ordering labs, x-rays and additional studies. NPs and PAs work as a team with physicians and consult as necessary with the supervising MD or specialty MD within Sansum Clinic. They also work with a medical team of nurses and medical assistants to provide the best care possible to each patient, including communicating results to patients via phone or email.

NPs and PAs are nationally certified as Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants and they embody the importance of teamwork in delivering coordinated, optimal care to each patient!