Virginia Insight
4:24 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

The Nurse Practitioner

Try to get in to see a doctor lately... How long did it take?

If, as is now planned, millions more Americans will soon be getting health insurance, those waits can only get longer.

Could Nurse Practitioners be a key part of the solution?

Guests:
John Stauffer, MD - Family Practice Physician, the RMH New Market Health Centerof New Market, Virginia. Medical Director, Life Care Center of New Market nursing home.

Peter Hill MSN, FNP-C, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Executive Director of the Elkton Family and Children's Family Clinic in Elkton, Virginia.

Margaret Upton, MSN, FNP-C- Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Director of Health Services, Eastern Mennonite University's Health Services Center. President, Shenandoah Region of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners.

Additional Contributor:
Carolyn L. Engelhard, MPA- Co-author of Health Care Half-Truths: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality [Rowman & Littlefield ]. Director of the Health Policy Program at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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