What is an Advanced Practice Provider?

What is an Advanced Practice Provider?

Advanced Practice Providers, or APPs, are medical providers (Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners) who are trained and educated similarly to physicians. They work in all areas of the hospital and clinic, and patients can be treated by an APP in the emergency room, operating room or during routine visits. All APPs are supervised by a doctor. APPs can prescribe medications and order tests for all procedures.

APPs are trusted medical professionals who work hand-in-hand with physicians to create a seamless environment of care. With the addition of APPs, there are more appointments available for patients and care is often more cost-effective for patients. Research has shown that patients are just as satisfied receiving care from Advanced Practice Providers as they are from a physician.