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Would emergency medicine doctors in the ed rather work with a family nurse practitioner, acute care nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: They are all good options. It really depends on the individual's capabilities, motivation, enthusiasm and experience.
Dr. Harry Myers
Family Medicine 25 years experience
ER providers: Hi, I have worked in urgent care and emergency care for close to 20 years. I have worked with crnp's , pa-c's, rn's among others. I find that their background, work experience, and personality type are far more important than degrees or certifications. It is fast paced, physically and mentally challenging, gratifying work that makes a difference in people's lives.
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
PA NP: Both physician assistants and nurse practitioners are excellent health care providers. Some of them are more trained in emergency medicine than other. So it really depends on previous training and experience.

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