As a Family Nurse Practitioner for over 19 years (and prior to that an ER staff nurse) I still love the clinical aspects of health care and especially helping people “feel better right away” if I can. I would be happy to help with Urgent Health needs that arise. My role and experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner (in addition to a contract with a Collaborative MD), allows me to diagnose, treat and prescribe medicine. While I hope you don’t need me for such things, I’ll be happy to provide for your Urgent Care needs. While I will not be functioning as a primary care provider, I am happy to connect you with someone and help you navigate the system. I will always suggest you contact your Primary Care provider and then follow up with that person. Of course with any true emergency, please go right to your nearest Emergency Department. *Working in the ER for so long, much of what I saw and took care of were things that could be taking care of in just such a setting.
EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE URGENT CARE NEEDS: *Colds, coughs, sore throats, wound care, minor wound repair, suture removal, ear check, ear wax cleaning, non-emergent symptoms, injuries or problems, including ordering X-rays and some lab tests when necessary. Also, limited physical exams for things like camp and school physicals.