Western Neurological Associates Midlevel Providers
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When you make an appointment with a physician at Western Neurological Associates, you will spend some of your appointment time with one of our midlevel providers. Western Neurological employs two types of midlevel providers – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Physician Assistant (PA).
What is a Midlevel Provider?
Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are licensed healthcare providers who practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. These highly skilled professionals are educated and trained to perform the same medical procedures as their physician counterparts.
Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants must complete specialized course work and pass stringent national certification examinations to become accredited and certified. In order to maintain certification, an FNP and a PA must complete specific numbers of hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) as well as successfully pass national recertification exams. All midlevel providers at Western Neurological are certified.
What is the Role of Midlevel Providers at WNA?
During a neurological consultation, a midlevel provider will take your vital signs, obtain your medical history and current symptoms and perform a physical examination. She will discuss this information with the doctor who will be seeing you. After the doctor meets with you, a plan will be made for your medical treatment.
The midlevel provider works closely with your physician in diagnosing and treating illnesses as well as prescribing medications. She may be the person who calls you with test results or other information and take your phone call if you have a question about your medical treatment or new information concerning your condition. The midlevel provider may see you in follow up well as perform medical procedures such as lumbar puncture.
Whether you are seeing one of our physicians or a midlevel provider, you will always receive the highest quality care possible.
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