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Nurse Practitioners have been working to help care for patients for decades.  As there are differences between an MD and DO, the NP (Nurse Practitioner) has similar training also including a holisitc/patient centered approach.  Please follow this link below to learn more what a Nurse Practitioner is and what they do.

There are also many questions reagrding the care received by patients from Nurse Practitioners vs Physicians.  There are a wealth of studies that focus on this.  Below is a brief abtract of just one for your review.