FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse with Advanced Practice Education and extensive clinic experience which allows diagnosing, treating, and managing acute and chronic illness. Experience includes a Masters degree in nursing with specialization in various areas. The nurse practitioners carry their own license whereas a Physician Assistant does not and works under the physician’s license.
What is the difference between an M.D. (allopathic) and D.O. (osteopathic) physician?
Please visit this web site for more information on these two types of licensed physicians: www.osteopathic.org/index.cfm
At what ages is my child due for immunizations and what immunizations will they get?
We use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines when making recommendations to our patients, please visit this link for the specific recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html
How do I refill my medications?
For your safety, all medications need to be refilled by your primary care provider. Refills will not be done on evenings or weekends in order to prevent errors and inconsistencies. Due to state and federal prescription regulations, some medication refills involve more time. Therefore, please call for your refill at least 4-5 days in advance to allow adequate time for your provider to review it, complete any necessary forms/ approvals, and for the pharmacy to receive it. Please keep us updated on any changes in your pharmacy preference.