What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?
A NP is a registered nurse with a graduate level education. All NPs must complete a master's or doctoral degree program, and have advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional registered nurse preparation. Didactic and clinical courses prepare nurses with specialized knowledge and clinical competency to practice in primary care, acute care and long-term health care settings, (AANP).
Autonomously and in collaboration with health care professionals and other individuals, NPs provide a full range of primary, acute and specialty health care services, including:
Why chose to see a NP?
What is the difference in a NP and PA?
PA: Medical based-Master's degree in general medicine
NP: Nursing based-Master's degree in Nursing with specific track
Can a NP prescribe medications?
Yes, NPs are guided by the state of Ohio with prescription rights. We complete 600 hours of MD mentoring in order to be able to fully prescribe on our own. We are also able to do the same process as MDs do, obtaining a DEA in order to prescribe controlled substances. However, at this time we are not planning to do this until later in the future if needed.
Can a NP order labs and testing?
Just like MD's, I am able to order any necessary testing, lab work and consults. All results will be sent back to me just as they are currently to the MDs.
Includes interviews with Dr. William J.D. Turner, patients and staff as they describe the journey to better hearing with cochlear implants.
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Produced by Ben Heider | Frankly Benjamin Productions
Additional Camerawork by Kevin Heider | Lake Road Media, LLC
Original Music by Noah Rauch
The substances that trigger a patient's allergies are called allergens. Immunotherapy is a treatment of small amounts of allergens which are delivered by injection (needle) or sublingually (under the tongue via allergy drops) to alter the patient's immunity. The goal is to develop tolerance to the allergens that cause your symptoms. The allergens used for allergy drops are the same as those used for injections. The FDA has specifically approved the allergens for injection use. Using them for SLIT is considered an “off-label” use. Off-label use in the US healthcare delivery system is a legitimate, legal and common practice. The protocol we follow has been used in the United States for over 35 years and is endorsed by the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA). SLIT has been used in Europe for over 60 years.