Our board-certified Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants actively
listen to each of our patients’ needs, conduct thorough examinations, and
provide individualized diagnoses and treatment plans. They can even write the prescriptions
you may need. In addition, they possess the expertise and rigorous training you’d
expect when seeking high-quality healthcare for you and your family.
Meet a Take Care Clinic Nurse Practitioner
What is a Family Nurse Practitioner?
Family Nurse Practitioners are nurses with advanced education and training who can diagnose and treat a wide range of health issues for both adults and children – including writing prescriptions, as needed. To be licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner, these providers must first complete the education and training necessary to be a registered nurse and then go on to earn a Master’s or Doctorate degree in advanced nursing practice. Additionally, they are required to pass a national board certification in their area of speciality. They have a thorough background in family healthcare, including pediatric training and expertise.
What is a Physician Assistant?
Physician Assistants (PAs) are healthcare providers who are licensed to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician, as determined by each state. PAs perform physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, and write prescriptions as needed.
All PAs have a Bachelor’s degree and have completed an accredited PA training program. Additionally, they must pass a national certification exam developed by the National Commission on Certification of PAs in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners.