What is a Nurse Practitioner?

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What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse Practitioners now play a huge role in treating a variety of medical conditions. Many people, however, don’t know exactly what a Nurse Practitioner does or how one can help them. So exactly what is a nurse practitioner?

What is a Nurse Practitioner, or NP? 

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse, or RN, who has received additional training and certifications in a particular area of medical practice. In fact, they have a Master’s Degree, known as an MSN, and must be board-certified. NP’s work under the supervision of a Medical Doctor. Together, the pair works to diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions and illnesses.

Because of their degree of knowledge, Nurse Practitioners are able to see you and your family for regular medical appointments.

For example, do you need your yearly physical? Make an appointment with an NP!

Experiencing cold or flu symptoms? An NP can treat you!  

Does Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness Have a Nurse Practitioner? 

Yes! Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness has a Nurse Practitioner on staff, and her name is Sarah Dickerman.

As a team, we aim to focus on treating the whole person. From holistic practices to integrative medicine, to Western medicine, Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness proudly offers patients a variety of options when it comes to their health. 

Sarah comes to us with years of experience in the medical field and is equally passionate about preventative care and nutrition as she is about the medical aspects of her position.   

Meet with Our NP Today! 

Never again will you ask, “what is a Nurse Practitioner?” As an integrative health center, we are proud to have an experienced and passionate NP on our staff along with many other amazing medical professionals.

We’re now booking medical appointments with our amazing NP! If you’re interested in making an appointment with Sarah, call our office at (407) 732-6920. 

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