Find a Women's Health NP in your area! NPs are great providers of care and can act as your pimary care provider or can provide more specialized care.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced education and clinical training who can provide a wide range of healthcare services, including the diagnosis and management of common as well as complex medical conditions. NPs work autonomously and in conjunction with other professionals, including physicians, to provide coordinated, comprehensive, quality health care.
What specific Women’s Health Services do Nurse Practitioners provide?
Nurse practitioners provide ambulatory women’s health services that embrace most of a woman’s health needs throughout her life including:
Adolescent health care
Well woman exams
Breast cancer screening and problem evaluation
Pap smears, HPV screening
Health and wellness counseling
STD screening, treatment, and follow-up
Health management during the childbearing year including
Optimizing preconception health, prenatal visits, and after pregnancy care
Problems with menstruation – too much, too little, too many, too few
Evaluation and treatment of common infections
Urinary tract problems like incontinence or infections
Menopause health promotion and problem management
Screening for general health problems like heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes with referral when needed
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