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?
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.
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.