Mid-Level Providers

Nurse Practitioners are health care professionals licensed, or in the case of those employed by the federal government they are credentialed, to practice medicine with physician supervision.

As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, NPs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions. Within the physician-NP relationship, nurse practitioners exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A NPs practice may also include education, research, and administrative services.