Morgan Mental Health Care
What is a Family Nurse Practitioner?
Family nurse practitioners, or FNPs, are highly educated registered nurses who have completed graduate-level or doctorate-level continuing education in nursing. With their extensive education and training, they hold either a master’s degree or a doctorate in nursing, and can provide many of the same essential healthcare services as doctors – from examination to diagnosis, treatment plans, and prescription of medication.
But that’s not all – family nurse practitioners also have a unique focus on health promotion and health education, which allows them to provide exceptional counseling and support for patients in improving their overall wellbeing. Through these efforts, FNPs play a significant role in the healthcare system and can provide expert care for individuals and families alike, regardless of age, gender, or socioeconomic background. From newborns to elderly patients, there’s no one that an FNP cannot provide high-quality care to!
Family Nurse Practitioner Services
A Family Nurse Practitioner may perform physical exams; order or perform diagnostic tests and procedures, prescribe needed medications; develop treatment plans; diagnose and and treat acute and chronic illnesses, conditions and injuries that fall under primary care. They may also teach their patients how to develop healthy lifestyles to promote health and prevent disease. FNP’s provide the following services.
Working independently our FNP’s provide
- Assessment and diagnosis of health conditions
- Conducting routine physicals
- Developing and carrying out treatment plans for acute and chronic illnesses
- Providing primary health care with an emphasis on preventative care
- Prescribing medications and other therapies
- Ordering and interpreting lab and other diagnostic tests
- Making appropriate referrals when needed
In collaboration with other Morgan Mental Health Providers our FNP’s provide medication management.
Our Family Nurse Practitioners Team
Family Nurse Practitioners are highly skilled and versatile healthcare professionals who are capable of working in several different medical specialties. From primary care to pediatrics, cardiology to emergency medicine, and women’s health to oncology and geriatrics, they bring their expertise and knowledge to each specialty they work in. They are trained to provide a variety of services such as conducting physical examinations, ordering laboratory tests and managing various diseases. They also have the authority to write prescriptions for medications when it is deemed necessary.
If you are searching for a reliable healthcare professional for your mental healthcare needs, look no further than Morgan Mental Health. Our Family Nurse Practitioners are experienced working independently and in collaboration with other mental health care providers as a part of a dynamic team-based care approach. They provide compassionate and personalized care to all patients under their care, and work tirelessly to ensure that everyone they take care of feels in good hands.