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We are currently challenged by a healthcare system problem. Too often patients only communicate with their provider to receive episodic care; we need to emphasize the importance of the provider-patient relationship in preventative care. The election of President Obama in November 2008 marked the beginning of...

Where does the healthcare continuum really begin? With prevention? In the home? With the Primary Care Provider? In the Emergency Department? Although an argument can certainly be made for any of the four choices above, I’d like to challenge your opinion and perspective with a different answer…the continuum for many...

I always inform new patients about the personal philosophy that guides my practice as a family nurse practitioner in primary care and determines how I approach patients, families, and health.  Revealing this early helps patients decide whether I might be the right health professional to...

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