The Value of Advanced Practice Providers

At Stormont Vail Health, we believe that providing exceptional healthcare services involves a collaborative effort among different healthcare professionals. Our team includes not only skilled medical doctors but also highly trained and qualified APPs and APRNs who contribute significantly to your well-being.

Understanding the Difference

Medical Doctors (M.D. or D.O.)

  • Medical doctors, commonly known as physicians, have completed rigorous medical school training and are awarded the titles of M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) or D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine).
  • They specialize in diagnosing, treating, and managing various medical conditions.
  • Physicians often handle complex or critical cases, surgeries, and specialized procedures.
  • They serve as the leaders of the healthcare team and are crucial for overseeing your overall care.

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs)

  • APPs have completed advanced nursing degrees and training or physician assistant degrees.
  • They include Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Physician Assistants (PAs), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs), and Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).
  • APPs/APRNs are trained to provide primary and specialty care, diagnose and treat common medical conditions, and prescribe medications.
  • They often work collaboratively with physicians and bring a holistic approach to patient care, focusing on preventive health, health education, and patient-centered care.

The Perks of Seeing an APP at Stormont Vail Health

  • Accessibility and Convenience: Our APPs are readily available to see patients for routine check-ups, acute illnesses, and chronic disease management, making it easier than ever to prioritize your health.
  • Personalized Care: APPs are known for their patient-centered approach. They take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and develop personalized treatment plans that align with your unique health goals.
  • Holistic Care: At Stormont Vail, we prioritize holistic care that goes beyond just treating symptoms. Our APPs emphasize preventive health measures and health education, ensuring you have the knowledge and tools to take control of your health.
  • Collaborative Care: APPs work collaboratively with our medical doctors. This team-based approach ensures that you receive the most comprehensive and well-rounded care possible, making your health journey seamless and integrated.

At Stormont Vail, we are committed to providing high-quality healthcare services that meet the diverse needs of our community. Whether you choose to see an APP or medical doctor, you can trust that you are receiving top-notch care from dedicated professionals who put your health and well-being first.

Explore our wide range of services and experience the difference in healthcare that Stormont Vail offers. We look forward to serving you with compassion, knowledge, and skill, ensuring you receive the best possible care at every visit.

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