What is Adult Gerontology and Why You Should Choose an NP for Primary Care

An adult-gerontology nurse practitioner specializes in continuing or comprehensive healthcare for adults across their lifespan from adolescence through the golden years. Adult gerontology nurse practitioners provide acute, chronic, and preventative healthcare through checkups, risk assessments, immunizations, and screenings. They also provide personalized counseling to help each patient maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In addition to acute care and wellness appointments, adult-gerontology nurse practitioners provide treatment for chronic illnesses and often coordinate care for chronically ill patients with specialty physicians. 

Why Should I Choose a Nurse Practitioner for Primary Care?

Nurse practitioners can evaluate and diagnose patients, plan and administer treatment including prescribing medication. According to Columbia Doctors Nurse Practitioner Group, clinical research has proven nurse practitioners deliver quality healthcare and have high patient satisfaction rates. Patients often choose nurse practitioners for their primary care because nurse practitioners focus on whole-body care, addressing both physical and mental concerns. 

Learn more about nurse practitioners in this article from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

AllCare Family Medical Clinic offers primary and acute care provided by experienced nurse practitioners to families in Batesville and its surrounding communities. We’re ready to help you with all of your healthcare needs, including wellness exams and chronic illness management. Get started by clicking here to request an appointment with us today.


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