1. What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A Nurse Practitioner is a registered Nurse who has completed their Master's Degree in Nursing and has gone on for advanced practice in nursing often accompanied by a clinical speciality such as Psychiatry, Adult Health or Gerontology. Some Practitioners work independent of a physician while still under their supervision.  Other Practitioners work along side a physician.



 2. What should I expect on my first visit?

On your first visit, expect to fill out various forms and be prepared to answer many questions regarding your health history and background information.  After this is completed we will diagnose and develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.  We will also collaborate with other professionals to ensure  you receive optimal level of care .



 3. What is the difference between an adult and child evaluation?

The Child's Evaluation is done in three parts. The child is evaluated in part one.  This usually takes approximately an hour.  The second part involves parental input.  This can be obtained by parents, step-parents and guardians.  We will also ask for permission to contact school representatives to assist us in evaluating your child.  The third part is a feedback sessions which include the parents and sometimes the child.  The purpose of this session is to inform all parties of diagnosis, outcome and treatment recommendations.


The Adult's Evaluation is usually only one session, however, more sessions may be required when client presents with a complex history.



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