What is a Nurse Practitioner?

If you’re unsure about seeing a Nurse Practitioner (NP) instead of a doctor, you’re not alone. Many people don’t fully understand the differences between these two professions. However, you may be surprised to know that NPs are often just as skilled and knowledgeable as doctors in their area of expertise.

NPs are registered nurses with advanced training and education, including obtaining a master’s or doctoral degree and completing advanced clinical training. They can specialize in areas such as family practice, pediatrics, dermatology, and more. NPs can diagnose and treat acute conditions, perform procedures, order tests, provide preventive care, prescribe medications, and serve as a primary care provider.

Not only are NPs highly qualified, but they also place a strong emphasis on disease prevention and health management, ensuring that their patients receive comprehensive and holistic care. Additionally, they may offer faster appointment times than doctors, making it easier to receive the care you need in a timely manner.

At Spectrum, we have four talented NPs available to serve your healthcare needs: Judith Bergman, Kate Schaub, Ethan Nguyen, and Ari Kravitz. Learn more about these exceptional providers by visiting the providers/HIV specialists page on our website or calling us at (602) 604-9500 to schedule your appointment today!

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