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Can I See a Nurse Practitioner Instead of a Doctor?

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Patients can often get an appointment to see an NP sooner than they can get in to see a doctor.


What is a nurse practitioner?
Like a doctor, a nurse practitioner can:


What's the difference between an NP and a doctor?

"We are invested in making you feel comfortable, cared for, and healthy."


So when should I see a nurse practitioner?