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Should I become a physician assistant or family nurse practitioner (emergency focus) to work in the er?

Should I become a physician assistant or family nurse practitioner (emergency focus) to work in the er?

Doesn't matter: Either one is fine. It really depends on your state's laws and local hospitals' regulations on how independent each can be and the prescribing rules for each. The training is different. An np needs to be an rn (with experience) first. A pa goes to school straight from college. There is a training period after each but that varies based on your specialization (e.g. Emergency). ...Read more

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What's the difference between a nurse practitioner and a physician's assistant?

What's the difference between a nurse practitioner and a physician's assistant?

Almost the same: Their work is almost the same, but... Nurse practitioner has more independence at work, they can work alone and have their own practice, also they have more academical education, such as master degree. In comparison, physician assistant needs to work only under licensed physician, and his degree of autonomy at work would depends on the licensed physician he works with and his experience. ...Read more

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Should I become a nurse practitioner or physician assistant?

Should I become a nurse practitioner or physician assistant?

Whatever you want: You can do either one. Just have to look at the training requirements. ...Read more

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How do a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant differ?

PA vs NP: Training and education>pa has less training and education than np who must be a registered nurse before going for the np degree. ...Read more

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Should a normal urgent care physician assistant or nurse practitioner tell the different between pink eye and uveitis?

Should a normal urgent care physician assistant or nurse practitioner tell the different between pink eye and uveitis?

Depends : Uveitis requires a slit lamp biomicroscopic examination of the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye to make the diagnosis. Some ER's have these instruments. Pink eye, infectious or allergic, can often be made by history and external examination aided by a light source and magnification. A slit lamp is useful but not always required in an ER or quick care facility. So the answer: It depends. ...Read more

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What is the difference in a nurse practitioner and a medical doctor. Both working in pediatric care and no surgical care?

Different: Nurse practitioner has a nursing degree and then master degree to become a np. Physicians go to medical school to get doctor's degree, then residency. Much longer way! ...Read more

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Does it makes sense that I can only see a pain doctor once a year? The other times I need to see the nurse practitioner. Never heard of this.

Does it makes sense that I can only see a pain doctor once a year? The other times I need to see the nurse practitioner. Never heard of this.

Sometimes: In some pain practices the md does the initial evaluation and when a patient is fairly stable an np will do follow-up visits. The np should refer new questions or issues back to the physician who should be available on premises. ...Read more

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Can a doctoral level nurse practitioner seek certification as a psychopharmacologist? Or, is that just for medical doctors?

Can a doctoral level nurse practitioner seek certification as a psychopharmacologist? Or, is that just for medical doctors?

No: There are basic psychopharmacology courses that nurses can take, but none offers "certification as a psychopharmacologist." being able to independently prescribe such medications also depends on the laws in your state. Psychiatrists have many years' specialty training in psychopharmacology, and on-the-job review of their cases. Also, ascp certifies physicians in "advanced psychopharmacology.". ...Read more

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I have been goin to see a nurse practitioner and been treated for Bv but keep giving me terconazole that don't work is it best to see a doctor instead?

I have been goin to see a nurse practitioner and been treated for Bv but keep giving me terconazole that don't work is it best to see a doctor instead?

BV vs yeast: Terconazole is an anti-fungal and is used to treat yeast infections. If you truly have BV (BACTERIAL) the terconazole is not going to help, you need an antibiotic. Discuss with your provider and ask questions until you feel you understand what they are treating and why. ...Read more

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Can a family physician work in a hospital?

Can a family physician work in a hospital?

Family physician: Yes, family physicians can get privileges to work in hospitals. This is more common in rural areas than big cities. These days it is common for a hospitalist to take care of theverything patients in the hospital. ...Read more

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Can methadone be prescribed by the family physician md?

Can methadone be prescribed by the family physician md?

For pain management: Methadone can be used for pain management but not for opiate addiction. It is illegal to use Methadone for this purpose in a doctor's office. Only thru a Methadone clinic can Methadone be used for addiction. Suboxone and subutex are the only meds that can be used in a doctors office for opiate addiction and only by a physician that has had training and holds a special licence. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pcp and a family physician?

What is the difference between a pcp and a family physician?

All family: Doctors are pcp's, but not all pcp's are family docs...Some are internists, ob-gyn's and sometimes i even do this undervalued work. ...Read more

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My family physician is not helpful but another doctor of any kind is at least a 40 min. drive away. Do I just only visit the doctor for emergencies?

My family physician is not helpful but another doctor of any kind is at least a 40 min. drive away. Do I just only visit the doctor for emergencies?

Another try perhaps: I am sorry that you find you family doctor to not be helpful. Without knowing details, it could be many things, and being a doctor, I'd hope that he would want to provide you with good care. It is best to not wait for emergencies as your only point of contact with your doctor. It is better to have an established doctor patient relationship, so as issues, concerns arise, they are in context. ...Read more