In Idaho, nurse practitioners function much like doctors: they can make diagnoses, prescribe medication, and take X-Rays. This might lead you to wonder: are there any times when you need to see a physician, as opposed to a practitioner?
In this article, we’ll answer that question. We’ll also discuss when Table Rock Mobile Medicine is the right choice.
When You Should See a Nurse Practitioner
It’s no secret that there’s a shortage of doctors in America. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that there could be as many as 120,000 open physician positions that are unfilled by doctors.
This is where nurse practitioners come in. They’re medical professionals experienced in holistic medicine. In a way, this makes them the first line of defense for patients. Nurse practitioners can help you with a wide range of medical problems. And, if they see something beyond their expertise, they’ll be able to direct you to a specialist.
When You Should See Table Rock Mobile Medicine
Generally speaking, Table Rock Mobile Medicine is best for either checkups or non-life-threatening emergencies. Are you feeling under the weather? Get a deep, nasty cut? Food poisoning? These are the sorts of things you should come to us with.
We’re also famous for our hangover cures, where we set you up with an IV the morning after a party.
Bradley Bigford and Joslyn Dresser are both nurse practitioners, which means they’re qualified to handle anything a medical provider is capable of.
They’ll prescribe medicine (so long as it isn’t a controlled substance) and they’ll administer influenza vaccines.
What Table Rock Mobile Medicine Won’t Do
We don’t provide pediatric primary care (aka “well child checks”) or pediatric vaccines outside of flu shots.
We also don’t provide medical care in nursing homes because many other businesses are better equipped to handle the needs present in those communities.
The most important point of all is this: we are not 911. If you or someone around you is experiencing a life-threatening problem, you must call 911. The operator and paramedics are trained in how to save lives in a high-pressure situation.
If you want an in-home visit from a nurse practitioner, click here to book an appointment online right now or call (208) 810-2244.