Will I see a doctor or a nurse practitioner?
Depending on your health concern, you may see a primary care, internal medicine or specialty physician or a nurse practitioner (NP). Physicians and NPs are trained to diagnose, treat and manage acute and chronic diseases, order and interpret lab and diagnostic tests and prescribe medications. NPs and physicians collaborate to provide comprehensive healthcare services. As a patient, you always have a choice when it comes to selecting your healthcare team.