Cardiovascular Medicine PC utilizes the expertise of Non-Physician Providers (ARNPs-Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and PAs-Physician Assistants) as extensions of our physicians, to assist them in providing patient care as permitted by their licensure.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who are prepared, through advanced education and clinical training, to provide a wide range of preventive and acute health care services to individuals of all ages. NPs complete graduate-level education preparation that leads to a master's degree. NPs take health histories and provide complete physical examinations; diagnose and treat many common acute and chronic problems; interpret laboratory results and X-rays; prescribe and manage medications and other therapies; provide health teaching and supportive counseling with an emphasis on prevention of illness and health maintenance; and refer patients to other health professionals as needed.
What is a Physician Assistant?
Physician Assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. PAs perform a comprehensive range of medical duties, from basic primary care to high-technology specialty procedures. PAs often act as first or second assistants in major surgery and provide pre-and postoperative care.
While our NPPs may assist in the delivery of your healthcare, they will never be substituted for a physician without your knowledge and consent.
If at any time you have questions regarding the services you receive at Cardiovascular Medicine PC, please do not hesitate to ask.