What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner (NPs) is a licensed, autonomous clinician focused on managing people’s health conditions and preventing disease. As advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), NPs often specialize by patient population, including pediatric, adult-gerontological, and family health. NPs may also sub-specialize in other areas of medicine such as cardiology, neurology, nephrology, dermatology among other specialties. In the case of Modern Urgent Care, we focus on preventative, urgent care and emergency medicine.
What is a Physician Assistant/Associate?
Physician Assistants are healthcare providers who are educated at medical schools, in the medical model. They are trained to diagnose and treat illness, as well as provide preventative care in partnership with a physician supervisor. Under this supervision, PAs may assess, address and treat illness. They may also sub-specialize in other areas of medicine such as cardiology, neurology, nephrology, dermatology among other specialties. In the case of Modern Urgent Care, we focus on preventative, urgent care and emergency medicine.
What is a Medical Assistant?
A Medical Assistant (MA) is a allied healthcare professional that supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting. They perform routine tasks and procedures such as measuring patient’s vital signs, administering medications and injections, preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies, and collecting and preparing specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing. They are trained to record all tasks and procedures in the Electronic Health Record system. The are also tasked to handle back office duties such as collecting patient insurance and billing information, duties crucial to the clinic administration. At Modern Urgent Care MAs are rigorously trained by the medical providers and staff to provide exceptional healthcare services with emphasis on patient satisfaction.
What is a Medical Scribe?
A Medical Scribe is a revolutionary concept in modern medicine. Traditionally, a medical providers job has been focusing solely on direct patient contact and care. However, the advent of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) created an overload of documentation and clerical responsibilities that slows provider’s down and pulls them away from actual patient care. A Medical Scribe is essentially a personal assistant to the medical provider; performing documentation in the EHR, gathering information for the patient’s visit, and partnering with the provider to deliver the pinnacle of efficient patient care. It offers exciting one-on-one collaboration with a medical provider, and is unprecedented in its level of exposure to real medicine in practice.