Nurse practitioners play an integral role in healthcare and at Virtuwell
Getting the care and treatment you need – when you need it – in a traditional healthcare setting is becoming more difficult and costly. But healthcare doesn’t have to be so complicated. At Virtuwell, our goal is to make healthcare simple, convenient and affordable. How? Sure, our easy-to-use online platform is a key component of our success. But even more integral, are Virtuwell’s nurse practitioners (NP) who provide the care, treatment and answers you need to quickly address common health concerns.
As we celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week, let’s take a closer look at what makes nurse practitioners so awesome and why, once you receive care from a NP, you’re likely to always turn to NPs for your healthcare needs.
How NPs make healthcare better
Throughout the U.S., demand for healthcare services is increasing. But unfortunately, satisfaction with the quality of the care being provided, isn’t keeping pace. In fact, a recent poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, revealed that roughly 8 in 10 people are moderately to seriously concerned about being able to access quality healthcare when they need it. Figures like these are leaving many healthcare organizations scratching their heads, wondering what they can do to address these concerns.
By providing evidence-based care to millions of people each year, nurse practitioners are playing an important role in helping people access the timely and high-quality care they need. Holding advanced degrees in nursing, NPs diagnosis and treat patients and routinely prescribe medications. But their approach to care is different – in a good way.
Through a holistic lens, nurse practitioners treat the whole person – body, mind and spirit. In practice, this means that a NP isn’t likely to only diagnose and address your current health concern. They’ll probe deeper and ask questions about your health history and lifestyle – all with the goal of providing the best and most effective care possible. They’ll also focus on ways to prevent recurrent or potential future health issues and support your overall health and well-being.
How NPs make Virtuwell better
At Virtuwell, our nurse practitioners bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. They come from diverse backgrounds that span practice areas including family medicine, women’s health, pediatrics and dermatology. And, to ensure they’re applying leading evidence in their everyday practice, they routinely collaborate with primary care doctors, lab experts and pharmacists.
Whether you’re experiencing familiar UTI pain or need help diagnosing a mystery rash, our NPs closely review your information, ask follow-up questions when necessary and work to provide the treatment you need to feel better, faster.
Our nurse practitioners make healthcare more accessible and loveable. And for that, we appreciate and thank them.
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