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If your workload is no longer sustainable, it may be time to consider adding a certified physician assistant or nurse practitioner to your practice.
This article explores the movement of more nurse practitioners into independent provider roles and the potential threat this poses to family physicians. The issues of scope of practice, physician supervision, direct reimbursement and consumer education are discussed.
Oct 1998 Issue
Competition: The Challenge Isn't Turf, It's Bedrock [Editor's Page]
Could competition between family physicians and independent family nurse practitioners threaten their productive working relationships with one another?
This article profiles a family practice in New York that operates with seven family physicians and six nurse practitioners.