One of the biggest challenges our practice has is overcoming the perception that Nurse Practitioners can’t provide comprehensive primary care. The health care culture in this country assumes that only MDs are qualified to provide this kind of care. However, Nurse Practitioners are qualified and have been providing this kind care for years. Now, as our health care system is struggling to meet the needs of our communities, Nurse Practitioners are finally being recognized and accepted as providers who are providing excellent comprehensive primary care services to people throughout this nation.
Attached is a great article from the NY Times about MD acceptance of the Nurse Practitioner role.